As if Green Bay Packers fans needed another reason to love their star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers has given them a big one.
Rodgers was asked what could be done to make Lambeau Field even louder during the upcoming regular season.
The All-Pro quarterback’s idea: Cheaper beer.
“I’m up for anything that’s gonna get the fans as loud as possible,” Rodgers told reporters. “Maybe slash some beer prices or something, would be a good idea.”
Cheeper beer would probably do the trick, yes. Packers fans don’t need much help in that department, though.
Beer prices at Lambeau are just about on par with the rest of the league. Last year, a 16-ounce cup would run you $8.25, the 12th-cheapest brew in the league and eight cents above the league average of $8.17. On a per-ounce basis, though, Lambeau’s beer was the 15th-most expensive in the NFL at 52 cents per ounce.
But the beer prices aren’t preventing Packers fans from getting too wild. According to a Washington Post study of arrests at NFL games between 2011 and 2015, Green Bay had the seventh-highest average number of arrests per game at 7.2. Just channel that law-breaking energy into cheering on third down and the team can get rid of the stupid horn. Problem solved.
The Packers are set to open the regular season on the road, facing Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 8:20 p.m. E.T.
Green Bay’s home opener comes on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. E.T.