GREEN BAY (WITI) -- The Green Bay Packers say less than 7,500 tickets remain available for Sunday's playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field. That's down from about 13,000 on Tuesday morning, December 31st. If the game doesn't sell out, the Packers face a league-mandated TV blackout in Green Bay and Milwaukee.
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters he’s not concerned about the tickets remaining. During his Wednesday news conference at Lambeau Field, he told reporters the environment at Lambeau Field will be “incredible” — and that "these are the games fans live for."
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Jim Schroeder says he is perplexed the game hasn't sold out yet. He is one of the 100,000 on a waiting list for Packers season tickets. He says he wonders why more season-ticket holders didn't buy seats for the game.
"If there are season ticket holders who are not buying those tickets, they should really get on that as soon as possible," Schroeder said.
There are several reasons why people could be passing on a trip to Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Vias Karaouzas turned down a ticket to Sunday's game.
"Came down to the weather. It's going to be a little to cold for my blood. I just wasn't willing to make that committment. I don't know if that makes me a bad Packers fan or not," Karaouzas said.
Then, there's the price-tag. For season ticket holders, it was $1,200 a piece and up front for playoff seats -- and some are simply opting out because of the cost.
John Udvare thinks the Packers could have followed the Colts' lead -- another team facing a TV blackout. That team's coach has encouraged people to get to the game.
"It might be interesting to see Ted Thompson even be out there saying something about the team -- trying to get the fans out there to support them," Udvare said.