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Packers to offer 'pay as we play' playoff plan

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm •  Published: February 3, 2014
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers expect to offer a "pay as we play" option for postseason tickets after fans complained about the team's playoff ticket policy, the team said Monday.

The Packers also announced plans to increase seat prices next season.

The Packers had trouble selling out the Jan. 5 home wild-card game against the San Francisco 49ers before sponsors stepped in and bought the remaining tickets, ensuring the game would not be blacked out in most Wisconsin TV markets. Team policy required the purchase of two possible home playoff games, with any games that are not played credited to next year's season ticket purchase.

While the policy is still under review, the Packers said they anticipate having payment applied only when a game is certain to occur.

The Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals all needed an extra day to sell out their home playoff games this past season. In each case, corporations stepped up to buy big blocks of the remaining tickets, including retailer Meijer in Indy, Associated Bank in Green Bay and P&G in Cincinnati.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked why it was so difficult to sellout a playoff game.

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