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TFD: Packers fans pay up to $140 to attend celebration at Lambeau

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional football Updated: February 8, 2011 - 4:51 PM

From the AP. Our bold added for emphasis:

Giddy Green Bay Packers fans poured into the frigid Lambeau Field parking lots early Tuesday to fire up their grills and throw down beers in a final tailgate to cap a magical season that ended in Super Bowl victory.

At $5 each, the 50,000 tickets for Tuesday's "Return to Titletown" celebration at the stadium sold out in a matter of hours Monday, and they were going for as much as $140 each on the ticket resale site StubHub on Tuesday. The team said a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Don Jobe, 24, of Appleton, and three of his friends were in the Lambeau parking lot by 9:45 a.m., braving 3-degree temperatures and a negative 14-degree wind chill to tailgate.

"That's what true Packer fans do," Jobe said as he struggled in the cold to light the group's grill. "You only win the Super Bowl so often."

Jobe's friend, 21-year-old Stephanie Tipler, said the group wanted to get to Lambeau by 7 a.m., but that she talked them into holding off until 9 a.m.

Packed in the group's trunk were brats, beer and cupcakes.

"Typical Wisconsin cuisine," Tipler said.

The things you shake your head at are the things in which they have the most pride. If only that sentiment could fit on a Wisconsin license plate.

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