Packers fans hitting the road to San Francisco
GREEN BAY, WI - Green and Gold fans are ready to hit the road to San Francisco, as the Packers are set to take on the 49ers Saturday night. Tickets and trip packages are going fast. Companies in Northeast Wisconsin want to get you on a plane and in a seat for the match-up.
“People definitely want to go to San Francisco,” said Eran Roth, Operations Manager at Packer Fan Tours.
Since Sunday, they've sold more than half their packages available. They explain fans are using this game as a vacation too.
“When it's winter here, people do want to go to warmer destinations,” said Roth.
Their packages range from a few hundred, up to thousands, depending on what you're looking for. You could just buy tickets, or everything, including airfare and lodging and transportation to and from the game.
At Ticket King in Ashwaubenon, they're planning to sell all their tickets by Friday. The prices range from $225 to $350.
“I'd say 50 tickets in the last week and a half,” said Travis Loftus, a broker.
All over the country, Green and Gold backers are heading to the coast. Roth explains, you could piece together your own package but they take the work out of it at Packer Fan Tours.
“You’re going to be with a bunch of Packer fans, going together, surrounded by your buddies, people with similar affiliations,” said Roth. “That is really the excitement.”
Want to know what's happening "behind enemy lines?" Check out NBC Bay Area's coverage of the 49ers.