MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you’re heading to Green Bay this weekend for the Wild Card playoff game, you’ll want to get your plans set now.READ MORE: Minneapolis Restaurants Sue City, Frey Over Vaccine Requirement
Hotels are filling up and tickets are selling fast, and the Vikings are offering a package deal for fans making the trek across the border.
WCCO took a look at what it might cost if you plan it all out yourself.
Vikings fan Nic Gerhardson and his five friends are heading to Saturday’s playoff game.
“It’s about a five hour drive, roughly,” he said. “(We’ll) try to get there about noon or 1 p.m., get set up, take it all in,” Gerhardson said.
Gerhardson and his friends will be staying just outside of Green Bay. It’s a good move considering rates in town are high for game weekend, and rooms are filling up.
“It was around the $250 range,” Gerhardson said.READ MORE: Woman Killed In St. Paul's 4th Homicide Of 2022
There are still rooms in outlying towns like Appleton, for under $100.
Then of course, there’s getting to the game. Driving is almost certainly going to be the most economical way to go.
Round-trip flights on Delta leaving Friday or Saturday are running between about $900 and $1,300 per person. The discount sites are not much better.
To calculate the cost to drive, you can go to AAA’s fuelgauge.com — a free tool will help you figure it out based on the kind of car you drive.
The Vikings are offering a travel package with Sun Country airlines.
A chartered flight will take you to Green Bay Saturday afternoon and bring you back that night after the game.MORE NEWS: WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Jan. 22, 2022
The cost is $300 for coach and $500 for first class — the package does not include game tickets.