Everything you need to know about the Packers shareholders meeting in 200 words

Packers shareholders meeting
About 15,000 people attended Thursday’s Packers shareholders meeting and another 10,000 watched online.

The Packers held their annual shareholders meeting on Thursday at Lambeau Field. Here’s everything you need to know in 200 words or less.

  • Packers president Mark Murphy reported that 350,000 stockholders hold more than 5 million shares of Packers stock.
  • The Packers were ninth in total revenues last season at $324.1 million.
  • Ted Thompson put everyone to sleep with his remarks and ended with “Go Pack Go.”
  • The Packers have 112,000 people on their season ticket waiting list.
  • Lambeau Field now holds 80,750 people, second most in the NFL.
  • The playoff ticket policy is changing. Playoff tickets will only be paid for if the game is played. No more holding money to deposit toward next year’s season tickets.
  • Murphy said they’re working on improving in-stadium wi-fi.
  • The Packers are buying up all kinds of property around Lambeau Field and hoping to attract businesses and other development to a “Titletown District.”
  • The average ticket price for a Packers game ranks 17th in the league. Team may move to variable pricing for preseason games next year.
  • It doesn’t sound like the NFL will bring the draft to Green Bay any time soon.
  • The Packers have $272 million in corporate reserves (this team is loaded on the field and at the bank).
  • Murphy said the Cowboys call themselves “America’s team.” The Packers are the “World’s team.”

That about sums it up as succinctly as possible. Players report to training camp on Friday. Who’s ready for some football?

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Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam\\\'s writing on the Packers here.

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  • Big T

    Ted Thompson puts everyone to sleep… we know he has put the defense to sleep for awhile now. We need a Vince to light a fire under the defense, not a TT to put them to sleep.

  • Mojo

    We’re not just the Worlds team, but the Universes team and any alternate universe that may be out there.

    Regarding the NFL draft, I can’t see why they don’t rotate it to every NFL city in the league. As the NFL is constituted everyone would get a chance to host once every 32 years. You would think it would be enjoyable for every fan base as it goes around. It would create goodwill.

    And it’s not like you need the infrastructure required by the SB. Considering when the draft takes place, the weather isn’t a problem.

    The money the NFL might make I would think, is based more on the broadcasting rights than any city they might be in, so that shouldn’t be a major consideration. Seems like a league-wide rotational format would be a no-brainer to me.

  • Steve Cheez

    Sounds like one of those things that makes way too much sense to ever actually happen.

  • GBPDAN

    The Green Bay Packers are God’s team

  • Slim11

    You could be right. I heard this joke just before SB XLV…

    Tom Brady was killed unexpectedly and was approaching the pearly gates. St. Peter was ready to show him around when God showed up and said he’d show Tom around.

    Brady was receiving what he thought was VIP treatment. His house was decorated with Patriots’ gear including including pennants, posters and SB trophies. There were also banners from his MVP awards. He was impressed.

    Later on, he saw a house that was substantially larger, had more Super Bowl trophies and was painted green and gold. It was clearly a Green Bay Packers’ house, Brady observed.

    “I have a question,” Tom said. “That house we just passed makes me wonder about something. I have won more Super Bowls and have more MVP awards than Aaron Rodgers has. Why does he have a larger house than me?”

    “Aaron is not here,” the Almighty answered. “That’s my house!”

  • Stroh

    It was nice to attend the shareholders meeting for once. Happened to be in GB. Something nice to do occasionally but certainly not every year.

    Was ver glad that Thompson is getting the support and rousing ovation he deserves.

    Murphy gave a good summary of the state of the Packers organizationally.

    I left shortly after Murphy spoke. They were going to get into the sale/marketing/business info. Heard them go over the financial statement in basic form.

    They don’t have spefics for the “Titletown District”. Was hoping for some specifics in those plans.

    Only thing I missed hearing was the amount if the Stadium Preservation Fund.