ASHWAUBENON, WI (WTAQ) - The Ashwaubenon Village Board is keeping their Packers ticket scalping ordinance in place despite a push to have it rescinded.
Public Safety Chief Eric Dunning argued for rescinding the ordinance because it was getting to difficult to enforce. Dunning was not present at Monday's meeting for comment. He was attending the national conference for police chiefs.
Ticket sellers who are in the business of scalping tickets have to register with the city, go through a background check, wear identification badges and only sell in a specific area; along Armed Forced Drive in front of Lambeau Field on game day.
Village board members were concerned about protecting Packers fans from counterfeit tickets when buying them on game day. Buying from a registered seller helps ensure fans looking to buy tickets on game day that the tickets are real.
There are some minor changes to the ordinance. The Village Board approved last week’s recommendation from the Public Works and Protection Committee to drop the fee for sellers from $800 to $200.