Packers Fan Shows Us Just How Slow The Season Ticket Wait List Is In Green Bay (Tweets)

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The NFL may have attendance problems in California, but up in Wisconsin things are just fine.

With the exception of two games played by replacement players during the 1987 NFL players strike, the Green Bay Packers have sold out every single regular season and playoff game for the last 59 years. The last non sell-out in Green Bay was November 22, 1959, against the Washington Redskins. And even then, at the end of a decade that saw the Pack go a putrid 39-79-2, only 297 tickets went unsold.

Want another measure of how insane the demand for Packers tickets is? Take a look at this tweet from Packers fan Dave Gibson, who just got his annual season ticket wait list priority letter:

As you can see, Gibson moved up 560 spots since last year, from 50,100 to 49,540. At this rate, he won’t get the chance to buy season tickets for another 88 years. Fortunately, this year’s bump seems to be especially low. Gibson says he was somewhere around 70,000 when he put his kids’ names on the list 15 years ago.

In that time he moved up roughly 20,000 spots, which works out to 1,333 sports per year. At that rate it would only take him 37 years to get season tickets.

Then again, that rapid rise in the ranks could have had something to do with the fact that the Packers have added about 20,000 seats to Lambeau over the past 20 years.

The main takeaway here is that, while people in California don’t want to sit and watch NFL football in seventy-degree weather, fans in Wisconsin are waiting decades to watch it in minus-five.

Hat Tip – [theScore]

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