Packers: 8 straight years of raised ticket prices haven’t deterred fans but does worry them | Pro football – Green Bay Packers News

Packers: 8 straight years of raised ticket prices haven’t deterred fans but does worry them | Pro football – Green Bay Packers News

GREEN BAY — In early 1960s, Dr. James Jeffrey walked into a Kaukauna drug store looking to go to a Green Bay Packers game. The clerk told him they didn’t have any single-game tickets available, so the well-known family physician bought two Lambeau Field season tickets instead, and watched as legendary Vince Lombardi led the Packers to five NFL titles in a nine-year span.

More than 50 years later, those seats are still in the family. Dr. Jeffrey’s grandson, Mark Moderson, now has the tickets, which are in his name after his father, Paul, took them on in 1996, the year Brett Favre and Reggie White led the Packers to Super Bowl XXXI and their first title in 29 years.

“From ’96 through 2014, I don’t think I missed a game,” said the 38-year-old Moderson, who lives in Oshkosh and has the “Green” package, which includes six regular-season games and one preseason game. (Former Milwaukee County Stadium ticketholders have the “Gold” package, which consists of two regular-season and one preseason game.)

“But the last few years, I have started selling some tickets — pretty much solely because of the cost. I hate myself for it, because I used to loathe those people who were letting other teams’ fans in (by selling their tickets). But in 2010, my tickets were $72. They are now $115. To me, that is a giant jump in a short amount of time. We have rarely sold tickets, and when we do, it has always been at cost to friends. But with…

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