Friday, September 13, 2013

Packers Green Versus Gold Package | What Does That Mean?

Do you wonder what the Packers "Green" versus "Gold" package means? Is there some sort of way to find out which games are which? Ticket King has your answer. First, you don't really need to know which games are "Green" or "Gold" we sell Green Bay tickets for every home and away game on the schedule. But there are some things to know about how the tickets are divided.

It helps to understand that at one time (up until ten years ago,) the Packers played two regular season games at County Stadium in Milwaukee Wisconsin. They also played a preseason game in Milwaukee each year. Believe it or not, there wasn't such high demand for Packer tickets during the 1970's. The franchise struggled to fill Lambeau Field. Their solution was to court the fans that lived in Milwaukee. After all, Milwaukee is over five times the size of Green Bay. So the organization split the season tickets.  The "Green Package" covers seven games (one preseason, and six regular season games in total.)  The "Gold Package" covers the three games that used to be played in Milwaukee (one preseason, and two regular season games.)

Milwaukee Fans Drive To Green Bay For Gold Games

When the Packers decided to move those games back up to Lambeau Field, that meant the Milwaukee season ticket holders would have to drive two hours north to see their team play. For 2013, the Gold games are October 6 and November 10.  On those days, expect traffic to be heavy on interstate 43, leading to Green Bay from the Milwaukee area.  All the other home games are "Green" package games.  While traffic can be heavy going into and out of Green Bay on any game day, it tends to disburse outward into all directions on "Green" package days.