Thursday, November 21, 2013

Packers Tickets For Upcoming Vikings and Lions Games Available Now | Ticket King Green Bay Office Open On Game Day

Packers versus Vikings tickets
The Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field this Sunday. The outcome of the game means much more to the Packers than it does to the Vikings. At 5-5 and working with a third string backup quarterback, Green Bay can still work their way into the playoffs. With a victory against Minnesota, and one more week for Rodgers to heal, things could be looking good for the Packers versus Lions matchup on Thanksgiving Day. 

Packers versus Vikings Tickets


Ticket King has Packers versus Vikings tickets available up until kickoff at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has won six of the last seven games, and their victory at the Metrodome this season was basically a blow out. The Packers are still without key players on both sides of the ball, but there is hope.  Scott Tolzien has managed to move the ball up and down the field, but has struggled to get it into the end zone. He’s not without confidence, and has taken over as the backup, over Seneca Wallace. Now if he could just keep from throwing those interceptions. 

Packers Take on Lions at Ford Field


Packers fans will flock to Ford Field on November 28. That’s Thanksgiving Day, and Green Bay will play the red hot Lions on the road. Tickets for games at Ford Field tend to be lower in price when compared to the Packers – Lions game at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has won 15 of the last 16 games against the Lions, but this year their opponent is a much better foe. Will the Packers keep up that momentum? By next Friday, Green Bay could be 7-5.  Let’s hope so! 

Ticket King For Packers Tickets And Tailgate



Since 1992, Ticket King has been a trusted source for Packers tickets. Our company opened a Green Bay ticket office in 1997, just down the road from Lambeau Field. In 2004, we moved to a new location that is just south of the Don Hudson Center, within yards of the stadium. Picking up game tickets in Green Bay is very easy. We have short term, long term parking, and a drive through window! Park in our lot on game day and set up the grill. If you want to let someone else do the cooking, consider our Green Bay Distillery tailgate option. They know how to throw a party. See you at the game. Go Packers!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Badgers Take Down Gators In Home Opener At The Kohl Center

Badgers Basketball tickets
It's early in the season, but after last night Badgers basketball fans got a great idea of what the team is capable of.  They took down the 11th ranked Florida Gators at the Kohl Center last night. Early in the game, it didn't look so great, but by half time, the Badgers were in control. What was the key to victory? Three point shooting, and just enough rebounding to take the edge off Florida.

When you scan the stats, Wisconsin and Florida finished the evening looking pretty even in every category but one.  That would be three point completion percentage. Wisconsin ended the evening with a .450 three- point shooting percentage, while Florida managed just .357.  The Badgers struggled early in the game, but came back swiftly, and was in the lead at half time.  It must be noted that Florida was without three key players. Damontre Harris, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Scottie Wilbekin all sat out last night's game. Catching Florida now might have helped Wisconsin with the victory.

Sophomore forward Sam Dekker was hot last night. He finished the night with 16 points and a pair of rebounds. Ben Brust was a force under the hoop. He pulled down nine rebounds in the contest, and scored eleven points. His field goal shooting percentage sits at a dismal .424, but that's probably the only weakness he has right now.  The Badgers ended the night with 31 rebounds, and scored 20 points in the paint. Now it's on to Green Bay for an in-state contest on November 16.


   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Packers Games At County Stadium | Notable Green Bay Games In Milwaukee

Packers at County Stadium in Milwaukee
Milwaukee became the Green Bay Packers home-away-from-home during the 1953 season. In the midst of the first Packers “dark age” between 1945 and 1958, the occasional Packers game played in Milwaukee was meant to drum-up fan support and extra revenue for the struggling team. Dismal team play, beginning in the late 1940’s had taken its toll on the once dominant organization, which was facing a dwindling fan-base at Green Bay's City Stadium.

Gene Ronziani was the first Packers head coach to lead the team at what was then the newly built County Stadium in Milwaukee. Green Bay had played in the metro Milwaukee area before. They played at State Fair Park and at Marquette University, going as far back as 1933. Ronziani managed just two wins in that 1953 season, losing the inaugural meeting in Milwaukee to Cleveland 27-to-0.

Despite the best efforts of the Packers throughout the late 1950s (including a franchise worst 1-and-10 in 1958,) attendance at the team's games in Milwaukee was steady. The team would play in front of twice the size of the average crowd at Green Bay's City Stadium. County Stadium also provided the players with modern locker-rooms and the franchise with concessions revenue. Playing games in Milwaukee helped the team to raise over $100,000 something needed to avoid a looming bankruptcy.  The league took notice of the additional revenue prompting those same officials to threaten a permanent move to Milwaukee if the team could not build a new stadium in Green Bay. 

New City Stadium was the result. It was part of a city-wide referendum that passed in Green Bay. The team had a modern place to play, and the team was now coached by Lisle Blackhorn. Vice President Richard Nixon broke-ground at the site on the day of the team's 1957 home opener against Chicago. The Packers won that game 21-17, though they would only manage two more wins on the entire season. Not until Vince Lombardi took-over the team in 1959 would they see their first winning season in over 12 years.

Even with the avoidance of a permanent move to Milwaukee, the organization continued to play at County Stadium until December 1994. The Atlanta Falcons were the last team to meet the Packers at County Stadium. Quarterback Brett Favre helped the Packers win one last time at County Stadium with a 9-yard touchdown run in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.

Notable Packers Games at Milwaukee County Stadium (1953-1994)

  • September 27th, 1953 – Inaugural game at County Stadium; 27-0 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
  • December 23rd, 1967 – First and only NFL playoff game held at County Stadium; Packers defeat the Los Angeles Rams 28-7 in Western Conference Championship; One week later the team hosts the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field for the infamous Ice Bowl.
  • November 10th, 1974 – Packers defeat arch-rival Chicago in the Bears sole trip to County Stadium.
  • November 26th, 1989 – 55,892 – record attendance for a Packers game at County Stadium; Green Bay beats the Vikings 20-19; Minnesota was the most played against opponent in Milwaukee, making 15 appearances at the venue.
  • December 18th, 1994 – Final Packers game at County Stadium; Brett Favre runs for a last-second touchdown to defeat Atlanta 21-17.