It’ll be oddly quiet in Green Bay Sunday when the Packers take on the Lions at Lambeau Field.
The Packers, like many other NFL teams, opting to keep games fan-less for the first two home games of the year.
“It’ll be an adjustment for us,” Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich tells WTMJ’s Mike Spaulding.
“The economic impact of our home games are tremendous, in the neighborhood of $15 million. For the season as a whole, in the neighborhood of $160 million.”
Aside from the economic impact, Packers football is just a part of the culture in Green Bay.
“Being a Packers fan is kind of core to the identity of most of our residents myself included,” added Genrich. “So to not have the traditional opportunity to go out and tailgate and attend the game, that’s not going to feel quite right for us.”
Listen to the full interview with Mayor Genrich on Wisconsin’s Morning News in the player above.