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Tickets sold out to Packers-Bucs NFC Championship at Lambeau Field

Those who bought tickets tell us they’re grateful for the opportunity amid restrictions in attendance
Lambeau Field on the night of the NFC Divisional Championship
Lambeau Field on the night of the NFC Divisional Championship(WBAY)
Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 12:58 PM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -Tickets to the Green Bay Packers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field are sold out, according to the team.

Tickets went on sale Wednesday morning for season ticket holders who opted in at the beginning of the season. At about 12:50 p.m., the team announced tickets had sold out.

Team officials told Action 2 News Wednesday evening tickets were sold out within 40 minutes.

Brian Brick of De Pere missed out on a chance last Saturday to watch the Packers at Lambeau. He vowed not to let that happen again.

“I was on pins and needles all morning. I was up like at 6:30 [am] on the Ticketmaster [web]site because I couldn’t go on Saturday because I had a family function,” Brick said.

His family has been season ticket holders since 1957 and he managed to buy six tickets for Sunday’s NFC championship game.

“At every spot at that place, there’s a great seat. It’s better than sitting on your couch. I don’t care how hot it is, I don’t care how cold it is. I rather be there,” Brick said.

The Packers made 6,500 tickets available through Ticketmaster. These tickets cannot be resold or put on a secondary market or transferred.

Fans that Action 2 News spoke with who went to last Saturday’s game and bought tickets to Sunday’s said they don’t have safety concerns. The Packers covid-19 protocols eased any worries.

“It was loud,” Michael Kommer of Wisconsin Rapids said. “It was fun. People were there having a good time, they were being respectful, they were being safe.” Kommer bought two tickets to the NFC Championship.

“I thought it was loud. The energy was like I don’t recall it being. But I think, people had 16, 17 weeks of energy all built up,” Mark Junio of Sun Prairie said.

Action 2 News caught with Junio at Saturday’s game and he’ll be in the stands once again at this upcoming game.

“I feel very fortunate to be able to go two weeks in a row,” Junio said.

The Packers-Buccaneers NFC Championship game kicks off at 2:05 p.m. Sunday. The winner goes to the Super Bowl.

The Packers made 6,500 tickets available through Ticketmaster. These tickets cannot be resold or put on a secondary market or transferred.

Frontline health care workers and first responders were also invited to the game.

There’s a league-mandated allotment for fans of the Buccaneers.

All tickets are mobile. Seats are arranged in socially distanced pods of two, four and six tickets throughout the stadium. The person who purchased the tickets will be responsible for all the people in their pod.

“The plan for an increased number of attendees continues utilizing the successful COVID-19 protocols the team used for its final four regular-season home games and the Divisional Round,” reads a statement from the Packers. “The organization has been guided by healthcare partner Bellin Health, as well as officials with Brown County Public Health, to implement protocols that have been used across the NFL and have proven to be effective as no local COVID-19 case clusters have been traced to NFL games according to the relevant health departments in NFL cities. Through the regular season, the NFL had a total of 109 games with more than 1 million fans in attendance.”

The Packers allowed 6,000 season ticket holders in to the Divisional Round playoff game. That’s in addition to frontline workers and first responders.

Total attendance was 8,456.

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