The Carolina Panthers did their part to try and make their matchup this week with the Green Bay Packers a meeting between two undefeated teams, but the Packers couldn’t hold up their side of the bargain.
As the Panthers had another gritty win against Indianapolis on Monday Night Football in overtime in the pouring rain, the Packers were made to look ordinary by a Denver Broncos team that handed Aaron Rodgers and company their first loss. Although both teams aren’t undefeated, 13 wins and one loss collide this Sunday at Bank Of America Stadium when the Panthers host the Packers.
The culmination of the two best teams in the NFC have resulted in this week’s game being the most expensive home game remaining for Carolina, as Panthers tickets are yielding an average ticket price of $496.81 with a get-in price of $240 according to SeatSmart.com. In fact, tickets to see the Packers and Panthers are the most expensive on the secondary market across the entire NFL during Week 9. With expensive tickets, Bank of America Stadium parking on ParkWhiz.com can be found from as low as $11 to be within a half-mile from the stadium.
The average ticket price for this game was at $332.55 on the opening night of the NFL regular season when the New England Patriots hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 10th. It steadily increased, reaching an average ticket price of $402.10 one month later on October 10th. The game reached its peak on October 27th reaching an average price of $619.58 before steadily falling until the current price seen today ($496.81).
Last season, the Panthers went into their Week 7 game at Lambeau Field with a 3-2-1 record after tying the Cincinnati Bengals the game before. The secondary market average ticket price for these same two teams was only $334.62 with a get-in price of $144, showing how much more interest the undefeated Panthers are drumming up.
It’ll be the second straight week of facing an elite defense for the Packers, who only mustered 77 passing yards from Rodgers last week against Denver. The Panthers are seventh in the NFL in total points allowed this season and are 10th in total yards per game.