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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Frozen Tundra won’t be the completely empty tundra for the playoffs.
The Green Bay Packers announced Thursday that approximately 6,000 ticketed fans will be allowed to attend the team’s first playoff game, either Jan. 16 or 17 in the NFC divisional round.
The Packers had not allowed fans at Lambeau Field during the regular season and allowed only about 500 employees, their families and selected frontline workers to attend over the final month of the season.
The tickets will go to season-ticket holders who opted in over the summer. At the time, Packers president Mark Murphy said more than 80% of season-ticket holders had opted out. The Packers have two season-ticket packages — one for those who had tickets to games in Milwaukee when the Packers played selected games there until the mid-1990s, and another for Green Bay ticket holders — and are sold out on a season-ticket basis. They also have more than 100,000 people on the season-ticket waiting list.
The team said fans will be “arranged in socially distanced pods of two, four and six tickets throughout the stadium.” Prices, set by