Ticket prices for Packers, Bears game expected to hold steady

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- After the Packers ended up with a disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 22nd the Philadelphia Eagles came through Sunday night, blowing out the Chicago Bears 54-11 and keeping Green Bay's playoff hopes alive.

This weekend's match-up between the Packers and Bears on Sunday, December 29th at Soldier Field in Chicago will determine which of the two teams will advance to the playoffs.

Although the short drive and historic rivalry may make tickets seem like the hottest item in town, experts say the two teams' underwhelming seasons have fans feeling a little twitchy about springing for seats.

"My phone has rung two or three times this morning and none of them were about Sunday's game," said Mike Holzberger with Connections Ticket Service. "I do expect prices to probably hold steady because there's just not enough confidence in either fan base to warrant ticket prices going up."

Because the game is in a major city, Holzberger says low-end seats are still selling for about $200 a piece -- higher than Packers fans have been seeing this season.

"With the Rodgers' injury, Packer prices this year have been at record lows," said Holzberger. "If Rodgers is formally announced as the starter, I think we're going to see a lot of Packer fans, especially the ones in southeastern Wisconsin you know, not necessarily Green Bay, really flocking to this game."

Holzberger says if Rodgers is cleared to play on Sunday, interest from Packers fans is likely to spike, however the opposite could be seen from Bears fans, driving down demand, because of what it could mean for their chances of winning.