GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tickets for Green Bay’s playoff matchup with the Los Angeles Rams didn’t last long.
The team announced Tuesday they sold out of roughly 6,500 tickets in less than 30 minutes.
“We tried to be as fair as possible,” said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. “Obviously we have a lot more people that wanted tickets than were able to purchase.”
“I would have gone to any of the regular season games,” said Mike Gannon, who was among those to get tickets to Saturday’s game. “The fact that I couldn’t go to any of those, I’m excited that I’m going to a playoff game.”
Murphy says there will be about 8,000 to 9,000 people in the bleachers for the game Saturday after also providing tickets to players, coaches, team employees and an allotment to the Rams.
“I don’t think we could add a lot more fans based on the layout that we have now,” Murphy said. “I don’t anticipate it being much larger if we are fortunate to host the NFC Championship game.”
While it’s unknown what the atmosphere will be like come gametime, Gannon says he’s bracing for one change.
“Not having that cushion of people around you to provide some insulation, I think I’m going to have put on a couple extra layers, maybe a couple extra blankets,” he said.