Paul McCartney at Lambeau Field: How to get a ticket to ride

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Paul McCartney is ready to make his Lambeau Leap. The former Beatle will play historic Lambeau Field in 2019.

Sir Paul's first-ever show in Green Bay is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m.

McCartney, who has written some of the greatest songs of all time, is on his Freshen Up Tour to support new album "Egypt Station."

A day after explaining the difficult decision of making a coaching change, Green Bay Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy enjoyed a much more pleasant announcement: Paul McCartney is making the leap to Lambeau.

"Sir Paul, if you're out there listening, we can't wait to see you here at Lambeau Field, and really excited and looking forward to June," Murphy said.

Murphy promised it will be a "one-of-a-kind experience." McCartney is the winner of 18 Grammy awards and the writer or co-writer of an amazing 32 number-one songs. McCartney's music spans five decades from his time with the Beatles, his band Wings, and his solo career.

"I truly can't think of a better marriage than this absolute superstar and this iconic stadium for what will be one unforgettable night of rock and roll," Live Nation president Jason Wright said.

Live Nation from Chicago, which also produced Billy Joel's Lambeau Field concert in 2017, is once again overseeing the event. We're told after McCartney's team took a tour of Lambeau, it was an easy sell.

"They understand the iconic nature of the stadium itself, and I think as a group they bought into the concept and couldn't be more excited to be here," Wright said.

Here's what you need to know:

AMERICAN EXPRESS PRE-SALE

American Express customers get the first crack at tickets through the pre-sale Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m.

Order tickets online: Paul McCartney pre-sale on Ticketmaster

Order over the phone: 800-745-3000

Pre-sale password: PaulFreshenUpGreenBay

Two order limit

GENERAL PUBLIC SALE

Tickets for the general public go on sale Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m.

Order tickets online: Paul McCartney pre-sale on Ticketmaster

Order over the phone: 800-745-3000

Eight ticket limit

TICKET COST

Ticket prices are ranging between $60 and $1600, according to listings on Ticketmaster.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Paul McCartney concerts last nearly three hours. He covers five decades worth of material. You get Beatles hits, Wings songs and solo material.

McCartney has written or co-written 32 No. 1 hits.

"Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth,” reads a Rolling Stone review.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

"We estimate for this concert it will be an over $6 million economic impact," said Murphy.

Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau president Brad Toll expects the historical venue to draw fans from the Midwest and beyond.

"Lambeau Field, we're fortunate, has a tremendous draw, and as we know there aren't tons of these opportunities out there, a concert every couple of years or so, so I think if it's someone that someone is interested in seeing, they've maybe always wanted to come to Lambeau Field, it's not a football game but it's another great opportunity to get inside the stadium. Maybe those Vikings and Bears fans will want to come to a Sir Paul concert," Toll said.

Murphy says, "I grew up listening to Paul as a Beatle, with Wings, as a solo artist. He spans so many generations. It's really, really exciting."

Click here to watch the Packers and Live Nation concert announcement.

The Billy Joel concert drew 45,000 fans, and the McCartney concert is expected to have similar numbers.

Murphy says the Packers' goal is to host a major concert every few hears and acknowledges there are only a handful of performers who can attract 40,000-plus fans.

But who could follow Sir Paul?

"I've kind of been pushing for Bruce Springsteen. I'm just saying," Murphy laughed.




 
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