What a week it has been. Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst and Russ Ball have been active as they have been restructuring contracts to get the team under the salary cap for the upcoming season. The Packers also announced this week that general admission ticket prices will remain flat for the 2021 season.
This past week the Packers began sending invoices to season ticket holders. Inside the mailing, season ticket holders will receive a brochure outlining all of the details and everyone season ticket holder will get an invoice whether they applied whether or not they applied last years payment to the 2021 season.
The team also outlined how a potential 17th regular season game would work for Green and Gold package holders. The NFL has yet to finalize adding a 17th regular season game, it is widely speculated that beginning this season there would be 17 regular games and 3 pre-season games. For game play, NFC teams and AFC teams will alternate hosting the additional game annually. So teams would either have 9 home regular season games and 1 home preseason game or 8 home regular season games and 2 home preseason games. The NFL has yet to determine which conference will host the additional regular season game this year.
So, what does this mean for Packers Season Ticket Holders? For starters, when the Packers do not host the additional home game, Green and Gold packers will remain the same as they currently are, with each ticket package receiving a preseason game and their current amount of regular-season games.
Now, when the Packers do host the additional home playoff game, things get a little tricky because of the two ticket packages. To keep things as fair as possible, the Packers have stated that that Green and Gold ticket packages will take turns receiving either the additional regular season game or preseason game. The team announced that Gold season ticket holders will be the fist to receive the additional game. The Green package holders will then receive that seasons 1 preseason game. The next time that the NFC hosts the additional game, the Green package holders will receive the additional regular season game.
Invoices to the Gold package season ticket holders for the 2021 season reflect the additional home regular season game and the elimination of the preseason game. In the event that the Packers do not host the additional regular season game in 2021, the team will issue a refund of the difference between the cost of the regular season game and preseason game.
From the team; pricing is as follows: end zone seats are $58 for preseason, $118 for regular season; south end zone 700 level seats are $61 for preseason, $121 for regular season; south end zone 600 level seats are $64 for preseason, $129 for regular season; end zone to the 20‐yard line seats are $69 for preseason, $134 for regular season; between the 20-yard lines seats are $74 for preseason, $149 for regular season.
There is some positive news on the COVID-19 pandemic front with the vaccines, but should the pandemic prevent the Packers from hosting fans at full capacity again, the team will initiate refunds similar to the process in 2020. Season ticket holders will have the chance to opt in or out for the opportunity to purchase tickets if a limited group of fans are allowed at games. No refunds will be issued and season ticket holders can not opt out if fans are allowed at full capacity.
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Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag