Aaron Rodgers injury loses Packers more than just games
With the Green Bay Packers being one of the leading teams in the NFL the ticket prices for admission are usually pretty high. In recent events the normal ticket price went down due to many injuries in the Green Bay's starting offense and defense, but the most famous injury is the possible season ending injury Aaron Rodgers. With the broken collar bone it leaves the Packers in a tough position putting their backup quarterback in, in one of the most important positions on the team. This makes the demand to want to go see the Packers play go down.
With the recent injury it caused tickets prices to plummet down by more than 100 dollars on the low end. The average of the lowest get-in cost last week was $245, with lowest prices ranging from $213 to $325. This week against the Saints the average was $149 and the range $119 to $187. This makes the game more affordable on the good side for average families but on the negative side the games aren't as in high of demand to see since the star player is gone. Even with these great drops in tickets prices the NFL and Green Bay are not suffering too much in the way each ticket is still very expensive in relationship to an average sporting event ticket. With the average attendance at over 70,000 fans at home Packer games the loss in revenue is over 7 million dollars per home game. The supply in tickets will never be going down for the games but the attendance and buying of the tickets will be much lower. This injury doesn’t impact the other teams as much when they are away as the home crowds for them are still excited to see them play; the only big loss is when the Packers have home games. The Packers are predicted to hopefully bring the attendance backup with the price of tickets going back up as well in the coming weeks according to head coach Mike McCarthy. This is all depending on how the Packers will play with their backup in. In the end if the Packers were to stay at this rate over the rest of the season (With Rodgers predicted season ending injury) at home games the Packers would be predicted to lose over $28,000,000 in ticket prices alone. But with the efforts of the Packers and Hudley (Aaron’s new backup) they can hopefully liit the loss in ticket price drop and keep the attendance high.
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ESPN, ESPN Internet Ventures, www.espn.com/nfl/attendance.