Green Bay Packers report 85% of tickets for Bayern-Man City game sold
GREEN BAY — About 15% of original tickets remain for the Bayern Munich-Manchester City soccer match at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday.
the exhibition match between the best professional football clubs in Europe is scheduled for July 23 at 6 p.m. This will be the first professional football game hosted at Lambeau Field.
Tickets went on sale May 5 to Packers season ticket holders and May 6 to the general public at Ticketmaster website. Standard tickets were listed between $35 and $160, but those closer to the field were more expensive. These seats belong to what Ticketmaster calls its Official Platinum category, which uses market-based pricing.
On Thursday, the remaining official Platinum seats, some of which were directly behind the team benches, ranged from $80 to $950.
The average of the cheapest secondary market tickets, based on checking seven markets, was $69.
Manchester City (29-6-3, 93 points) cemented their place among the English Premier League’s top flight on May 22 in winning his fourth title in five years, rallying from a two-goal deficit to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 in the dying moments of the final game of the 2021-22 Premier League season at the Etihad Stadium. Meanwhile, FC Bayern Munich (24-5-5, 77 points) captured their 10th consecutive record Bundesliga title earlier this season.
The friendly match – football term for an exhibition game – is the second time Bayern and Man City will meet on American soil. They played in an International Champions Cup match on July 28, 2018, when Man City beat Bayern Munich 3-2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
The weekend of the match will kick off a busy period in Green Bay. The Packers will hold their annual meeting of shareholders on Monday, July 25 and will also open training camp for the 2022 season that week. The week-long EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh also begins this Monday. This event attracted more than 600,000 visitors in 2021, according to the EAA, the Packers’ training camp attracts around 90,000 fans from around the world.
In downtown Green Bay, the annual rendezvous Kitsunekon Conventionan event for anime and game lovers, claimed hotel rooms for the weekend.
“We’re pretty full this weekend,” said Brad Toll, president and CEO of Discover Green Bay. “We already had a lot of full houses downtown before football was announced. The impact of it is going to be felt throughout northeast Wisconsin, and potentially in Madison and Milwaukee.”
That is, hotel rooms are already expensive, when you can find them, for $300 a night and up. A random check of hotel websites showed a number of them were unavailable for this weekend.
A check of Airbnb listings for this weekend showed 29 listings, some in Fox Valley, ranging from $103 a night for a private room in Brillion to $3,652 a night for a seven-bed house in Neenah.
Toll said there are about 700 Airbnb providers in the area.