Packers will play Raiders in Canada for third preseason game

The team made the long-rumored news official Wednesday afternoon. 

It's official. 

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Klincker's picture

June 05, 2019 at 01:14 pm

Stunned.
Didnt think this would happen where I live.

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June 05, 2019 at 01:36 pm

Arret. Yeah EH.

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IceBowl's picture

June 05, 2019 at 04:13 pm

Klincker,

Well good for you guys. Enjoy it. I had all the same feelings before I got my season tickets. (a very long wait)

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Klincker's picture

June 06, 2019 at 07:47 am

Thanks IceBowl.

Its a dilemma, however.
The cost of tickets is outrageous. Do I spend over $250.00 for one ticket, for a pre-season game, and not have the full NFL experience, or, save that money, and spend the extra money and go back to Green Bay to watch the Packers in Lambeau? I can certainly hold off and not buy the tickets that go on sale on Saturday, and see if the price drops later in July/early August. The sense in Winnipeg, already, is that they have set the tickets waaaaayyyyy too high.

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Lare's picture

June 05, 2019 at 04:53 pm

Well this was the worst kept secret of the year. We've known about this for weeks.

Don't really agree with forcing NFL teams to play in other countries, but if they have to do it at least it's relatively close to home.

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Klincker's picture

June 06, 2019 at 07:53 am

It was the Raiders, who pursued this.

From their executive vice-president Dan Ventrelle:

"We wanted to play in a place that was modern and had the types of ammenities NFL fans would expect and are used to," said Ventrelle. "This place certainly has that. We wanted to play in a place that had an enthusiastic community, where fans rallied behind the team and really seemed to love football. That describes this community."

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June 05, 2019 at 07:27 pm

33k seat stadium? 32k will be cheeseheads.

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