The 2013 season didn’t quite go as planned for the Green Bay Packers who lost their starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers midway through their season and struggled mightily without the Super Bowl MVP. However, the Packers were able to win two of three games by the time Rodgers was able return for the final week of the regular season. That put them in a position with to steal the NFC North division with a win. The only thing standing in Green Bay’s way was their bitter rival the Chicago Bears who also could make the playoffs with a win.
Luckily for the Packers, Rodgers was just the spark they needed as he threw for over 300 yards in the game, none more important than his final 48 yard touchdown pass on a 4th and long situation in the final minute to win the game. Green Bay went on to lose to the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the playoffs but had to feel confident that, despite being without their quarterback, they were still in position to win the division with one game left.
That confidence has carried over to this season as they will have a healthy Rodgers under center. Because of this, Packers tickets have jumped by 32% for the 2014 season to their new average of $262 over their 2013 average of $197. The Packers will need to be confident from the get go as they will be squaring off with the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks on the road in Week 1. That also happens to be the most expensive game they will play in all year long at an average cost of $589 for tickets.
For Green Bay’s games at Lambeau Field, their Week 10 meeting with the Chicago Bears is tops as the Bears will be out for revenge after the Packers kept them out of the playoffs last season. At an average cost of $308 this game is the most expensive home game for Green Bay at 17.5% higher than their home average and $105 more than their meeting at Lambeau in 2013.
The Atlanta Falcons are the cheapest game on the Packers schedule for the second straight season which, even more coincidentally comes on the same exact day one year apart. On December 8th the Falcons will descend on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field looking to make up for their shortcomings last year where they blew an 11 point lead in the second half. This game is going for $185 on the secondary market, double of what it averaged in 2013 when the Packers had Matt Flynn managing the game.