Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sign Up Now

By far, the toughest ticket in pro sports is for the Green Bay Packers. Every game at Lambeau Field has been sold out since 1960. That’s almost 50 years of diehard dedication from the best fans in the world. And that’s despite having the smallest local TV market in the NFL.

With about 80,000 postcards like this one being sent out every year to hopeful fans, there’s over a 100-year wait to receive season tickets. 100 years! I mean, what other team has such dedication that people actually list family members in their will as recipients of their future season tickets? Frankly that impresses the hell out of me.

There’s other NFL squadrons with waiting lists, too. Eight other teams have waiting lists more than five years with the next-longest wait at about 30 years for Redskins tickets. That’s admirable, but nowhere near 100 years admirable. And 13 teams have no waiting list at all, including the Cowboys. And they brand themselves as America’s team? I don’t think so.

So how does one sign up? According to Packers.com, to add a name to the list, send a written request and include the name, address, phone number and the number of tickets requested (limit four) to:

Packers Ticket Office
P.O. Box 10628
Green Bay, WI 54307-0628

Good luck! Our great-great grandchildren will thank us.

19 comments:

  1. Madden retired today. Sad.

    To lessen the blow, I sent in a request for tickets.

    In the near future when we all get stem-cell treatments and can live to see 200, the postage spent on the letter will be a tiny investment for a future of happiness. I should be getting tickets in 2109 at the young age of 129 years old. This leaves me 70 years of Packer games to enjoy. Wait...if everyone lives longer....damn.

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  2. That was starting to sound like a great theory, too...

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