Packers ask season ticket holders to opt in or out to preliminary 2020 plan

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 23:38:56-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) -- "I'm dying to go to Lambeau, but I'm not dying to go to Lambeau," club seat season ticket holder Elliot Glicksman said.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, season ticket holders got a glimpse of what this year might look like as the Packers asked season ticket holders to opt in or out for a chance to reserve tickets in a limited capacity setting.

"It's great they're being proactive," season ticket holder Bob Crowley said. "I don't know whether I'm thinking whether I'm gonna opt in or out at this point, I think that I wanna wait, maybe get information, more information, and as it gets closer to that time, make my decision then."

"I'm gonna happily opt out and have them put my money toward next year," Glicksman said.

"When we found out that you could opt out and then keep your spot as a season ticket holder, we felt like for our situation it was obviously the best because we can't run the risk of him getting sick," season ticket holder Maggie Loney said. Her husband is a diabetic.

The team emphasized that social distancing measures will impact the typical fan experience of Lambeau Field.

"Whatever that is, if it's half, if it's sixty-six percent, if it's a third, whatever it ends up being, it's just going to be a difference because that place never has an empty seat," season ticket beneficiary Andy Herman said.

"I think it would be kind of eerie to be there and see so many empty seats, because Lambeau has sold out for how many years?" Loney said.

While 2020 may provide for a unique NFL experience, others are skeptical of the practicality.

"I think it's gonna be hard to socially distance," Glicksman said. "Even if you stagger the times that fans come in to Lambeau, everybody leaves all at once."

The Packers are requiring fans in attendance to wear face coverings. The team mailed branded masks to season ticket holders this offseason.

"If the Packers are requiring a mask, it's a non issue," Crowley said.