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Old 01-28-2022, 07:50 AM
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Sheboygan had a professional basketball team that was part of the NBA for one season.
I wonder if they’d stuck around if they would have been like the Packers in terms of being a quirky small-town team, in which that atmosphere became part of the lure.
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Old 01-30-2022, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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My sister lives in Illinois and has always been a Packer fan. She has had season tickets for the past 15 years and never misses a game.
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Old 01-31-2022, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Green Bay is the only NFL team that functions like a college team. Your question isn't too dissimilar to asking how a tiny town like Clemson, SC gets 85K for games. Or Iowa City, IA. Under normal circumstances a professional team would have been placed in Milwaukie. But since the Packers go way back to the beginning of pro football when it was basically a barnstorming circuit... They've managed to thrive there and the Milwaukie people were willing to drive up there as are others from the area. Just like they do at dear old State U no matter what size city State U is located in.
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Old 02-01-2022, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Wisco Disco
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How does Green Bay have enough fan base population ??? Tail gating parties. Propagate the species
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Old 02-02-2022, 04:38 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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In 1875, Keokok, Iowa, had a major league baseballl tean, in a league with New York and Chicago. They paid the $20 league franchise fee, went 1-12, and folded. The New Yorkers tool a train all the way to Keokuk, and beat the Westerns, 1-0, who then fold, but really appeared to be fairlycompetitive.

Keokuk is now the size of Reedsburg, Tomah or New Richmond
Pop Anson ran that Keokuk team (his home town). He went on to become the first NL player to amass, 3000 hits. He ran that team, the nucleus of which went on to become the Chicago NL team....Note also that the Chicago Bears were originally the Decatur Staylies.

Pro sports teams started out as local amateur clubs. We still refer to pro teams as "clubs."

The Packers were originally a club sponsored by one of the meat packing outfits in GB.
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Old 02-03-2022, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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How does Apple sell so many products, there are only 57,000 people in Cupertino?
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Old 02-04-2022, 06:59 AM
 
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The last time they sold shares was 2011 but until the end of Feb 2022 they have shares for sale (unless they sold out by now). $300 per share plus a $35 handling fee. You can buy them for yourself or as gifts but they can't be traded/sold to just anyone and you can't buy more than 2000 shares.

Seems like a hassle for an investment that can never give you any type of dividend/return.

I'm picturing a blue collar guy with a Packers Shrine in his basement with a certificate showing he owns ONE share prominently displayed in the basement.
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Old 02-04-2022, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Portland OR
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The last time they sold shares was 2011 but until the end of Feb 2022 they have shares for sale (unless they sold out by now). $300 per share plus a $35 handling fee. You can buy them for yourself or as gifts but they can't be traded/sold to just anyone and you can't buy more than 2000 shares.

Seems like a hassle for an investment that can never give you any type of dividend/return.

I'm picturing a blue collar guy with a Packers Shrine in his basement with a certificate showing he owns ONE share prominently displayed in the basement.
Dude - It's not just "blue collar guys." I have been in multi-million dollar mansions in CA and FL that have "Packer Shrines" in the game room/TV room. The fan base is pretty rabid, large and extends way way beyond GB.

There are people here on West Coast who are die hard packer fans and have never stepped foot in WI, let alone GB.

Lot's of reasons for that.
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Old 02-04-2022, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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How does Green Bay have enough fan base population ??? Tail gating parties. Propagate the species
They are a popular team nationally so I guess the market is not limited to the Green Bay area.

This link is interesting because it shows Google searches for teams. Scroll down for the NFL graph.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...n-pro-leagues/
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Old 02-05-2022, 09:50 PM
 
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The fan base is all over the state and beyond. It is like a religion here. It isn't just in Green Bay.
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