Tourism experiences $30 million loss after hosting 2 fan less home games

Published on : Thursday, October 8, 2020

Inside the Lambeau Field, it’s been the second home game without its supporters and fans. This week, the Packers said to expect an announcement in regard to from when fans can start filling up the stadium. However, that decision has already affected the Green Bay industry tourism and may continue to do so.

Lambeau Field’s lights may be lit for Monday Night Football. However, its lot quieter outside the stadium. Usually, home game weekend is about a $15 million impact on our community.

Restaurants, bars, hotels and even, “gas stations filling up fans cars,” said Toll. All of them are missing out on the money that fans attract to Titletown.
If it continues in this way, “10 home games it’s a $150 million that is lost though our community,” said Toll.

Although you might get some out of town guests like Adam Jaurigun came in from southern California.

“We planned to go to this home game before they told us there’s no fans allowed in the stadium,” said Jaurigun.

The Packers have declared that it’s up to the community to put fans once again back to the stands. Murphy says in his monthly newsletter, “we care about our local businesses, but we also don’t want to host fans and contribute to another outbreak that will make it even more difficult for local businesses in the long run.”

Tourism leaders hope the virus slows down in the meantime.”It seems really strange that Lambeau is preparing for a game and there’s no one out here,” said Toll.

At Lambeau, the Packers won’t play another home game for yet another four weeks. They’re on a bye next week, then on the road for two games, before they play the Vikings in Green Bay — on November 1st.


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