This Sunday the Green Bay Packers will host the Chicago Bears for their second meeting of the season as one of the biggest rivalries NFL continues for the 190th meeting all time between these two teams. A lot has changed for both teams over the course of 190 meetings just like prices for Bears vs Packers tickets have changed significantly on the secondary market since their Week 4 meeting. In the Week 4 matchup at Soldier Field, it was the most expensive regular season game for both teams in the past five years.
For this week's matchup between these two teams at Lambeau Field, the average price for tickets on the secondary market is just $256.13. Since the 2010 season, only two games have had a lower average price with both games taking place at Lambeau Field. Here's more on the game, as well as a few Priceline.com travel tips, from an article we published on Forbes:
Heading into the Week 4 game this season, the Packers were just 1-2, coming off an ugly 19-7 loss against the Detroit Lions. The Bears, however, were 2-1 and coming off an impressive 27-19 beating of the Jets on Monday Night Football. Even with the Lions sitting atop the division, it seemed the Packers and Bears would be once again fighting for the NFC North crown. That doesn’t appear to be the case six weeks later as the Bears have lost four of their last five games and positioned themselves well out of the playoff picture just halfway through the season.
The season average for Packers tickets this year on the secondary market is $225.25, giving this game a premium of just 14% above the season average. However, even with the relatively low secondary market average for the game, travel accommodations will not be easy to come by in Green Bay. According to Priceline.com, the cheapest round-trip flight from Chicago to Green Bay is $986. Only four three-star hotels have availability with prices ranging from $200 to $575, with the most expensive room located right next to the stadium. Only one two-star hotel remains available in the area.
While games at Soldier Field in Chicago have typically been more expensive than the ones in Green Bay during the rivalry, there has not been a bigger difference in average price between games at each stadium in the same season. The Week 4 matchup had an average secondary market price of $655.19, making this week’s game 61% less expensive.
For more on the subject, check out this post from earlier this week where we broke down the Packers-Bears rivalry.