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?——————