This was the year the Green Bay Packers were supposed to increase ticket prices. The organization usually sticks with an every other year pattern and the team didn't increase prices last year. But Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy (pictured) said pricing will remain the same for the upcoming season.
Murphy said the Packers couldn't afford to be arrogant. He said they needed to be sensitive to what people are going through with the current economy. As a result, the Packers will look to cut costs and increase revenue in other areas.
The non-increase means the three price ranges of $72, $64 and $59 remain the same for next season. The average ticket price of just under $64 ranked as the 9th best value in the 32-team NFL .
It's a refreshing change when considering the current state of the economy and the millions of dollars in bailout money that's being thrown around to bankers and the car companies. The NFL cut it's job force by 15% and commissioner Roger Goodell took a voluntary pay cut of 20 to 25% from the $11-million he was set to make in the fiscal year 2008. Certainly Goodell won't go hungry, but when you're making $11-million and cutting other jobs, you can't stand still. You have to play the game too, and Murphy did that.