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    Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

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    [size=12pt]Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets[/size]
    Posted Jul 22nd 2007 8:48PM by Michael David Smith

    Green Bay Packers season tickets are nearly impossible to come by -- the waiting list comprises 74,500 fans -- but one guy has 331 of them.

    Thanks to a series of smart investments, Doug Burris of Shawano, Wisconsin, controls a bounty of 331 season tickets, a few that he uses for himself or gives to family, but the vast majority of which he sells at a huge mark-up.

    "I don't advertise, it's all word-of-mouth," said Burris, who charges anywhere from $140 to $500 a ticket depending on Green Bay's opponent. "There are a lot of Packers fans out there, so I never have to worry about tickets going unsold."

    Although Burris pays the Packers $147,000 a year for the tickets, I'm baffled that the team allows it. Burris is making a huge profit -- hundreds of thousands of dollars a year -- off the Packers' tickets and charging significantly more than the Packers themselves set the price at. Why don't they put a stop to it?
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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    OINK!!!!

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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    This guy is an idiot to have his "business" published like this, I wouldn't be surprised if they did shut it down.


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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    Good find Z.
    A series of smart investments?
    Sounds a little fishy to me.

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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    "Zeus" wrote:
    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/07/22/green-bay-packers-fan-pays-147-000-a-year-for-331-season-ticket/

    [size=12pt]Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets[/size]
    Because I'm guessing most people won't read the actual NY Times story from which the AOL blogger got his entry idea, I'll put the link up:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/22/sports/football/22cheers.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&oref=login&oref=slo gin

    When Lambeau Field, then known as the new City Stadium, opened on the west side of Green Bay in 1957, a bistro in Shawano named Stan & Bud’s, which had distributed tickets for the team since the 1920s, bought 350 season tickets.

    In 1980 Burris purchased four tickets from Stan & Bud’s. Eleven years later, he purchased Stan & Bud’s.

    As part of the deal to buy the bistro, which is now called The Home Stretch, Burris received 331 of the 350 tickets controlled by the previous owners.

    “The tickets were the reason I bought the place,” Burris said. “As deals go, it wasn’t a bad one.”

    Burris, a father of five who has been married to his wife, Beverly, for 37 years, said he enjoyed doing business with an extended family of Packers fans who live in New York, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa and Texas, and any other state with transplanted cheeseheads.

    “I don’t advertise, it’s all word-of-mouth,” said Burris, who charges anywhere from $140 to $500 a ticket depending on Green Bay’s opponent. “There are a lot of Packers fans out there, so I never have to worry about tickets going unsold.”
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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    well geez no other way to say it this guy is getting away with scalping but whatever. people who want to waste money on the packers go ahead not my problem.
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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    If he has all this extra money, I bet his sheep brothel is huge.

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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    leave it to a packer fan to screw other packer fans out of money and tickets

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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    Good to see how the Packers have such a family based fanbase ... looking out for their fellow fans and not a hint of trying to rip people off. Just shows how being a club owned by the fans really works
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    Re: Green Bay Packers Fan Pays $147,000 a Year for 331 Season Tickets

    Thats beautiful, nice post. Makes me hate Packer ans even more.

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