- Associated Press - Monday, November 10, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers are offering standing-room-only tickets for the first time through a trial run at Lambeau Field.

Football fans were able to stand and watch Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears from a section at the south end of the field. The section was selected with restrooms, concessions and space in mind, according to Aaron Popkey, directors of public affairs for the Packers.

“The view is unbeatable from here,” said Matthew Rooyakkers, one of the fans who stood in the standing room only section.

The team offered 200 tickets for $75 apiece. They sold out within a couple of hours after they went on sale last week.

“I can’t sit down as it is, so it was perfect,” said Paul Landeros, who drove 21 hours from Texas to take advantage of the standing-room-only offer.

The Packers also offered standing-room-only tickets for the game next Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, but they’re already sold out, WLUK-TV (https://bit.ly/1srx5zA ) reported.

“We knew we wanted to have the capability of doing it here. It’s just a matter of getting to a point where we feel comfortable giving it a try and we do,” Popkey said.

Standing-room-only tickets could be offered for high-demand games again next season.


Information from: WLUK-TV, https://www.fox11online.com

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