For a lifelong Chicago Bears fan I sure do end up getting a lot of cool Packers stuff.
It started with the Packers Cheesehead that Borden sent me prior to the Super Bowl. It was nine pounds of cheese that took two weeks to fully “process.”
Today, I am going to show you what the Green Bay Packers stock share and certificate package look like. And what you get when you buy it.
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Green Bay Packers Inc. has been a publicly owned non-profit since August 18, 1923, when original articles of incorporation were filed with the Wisconsin Secretary of State.
Today, approximately 361,300 people are owners of the iconic franchise (holding approximately 5,009,400 shares).
The physical package itself consists of three things:
- A really cool folder lol. What makes it cool is the lithograph of Lambeau Field on the front:
- The actual Packers common stock certificate. It indicates how many shares you purchased for $300 and the unique identifying stock certificate number. And it is signed by President and CEO, Mark Murphy:
- A Packers Shareholder letter from Mark Murphy hisself. The letterhead by itself makes it worth it. “13-Time World Champions – Super Bowl Champions I, II, XXXI, XLV.”In the letter, Murphy talks about the history of the franchise and how your money will be spent:”Thank you for your recent purchase of stock in the Green Bay Packers. You can now say you are an NFL owner, and your ownership of the Packers is the ultimate in fan support.””Your ownership in the Packers will help the organization continue to enhance Lambeau Field for our fans on gameday and year round. This stock sale will help fund a project that includes new video boards and stadium concourse upgrades.”
The Green Bay Packers stock offering launched on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The money raised from the offering will go toward ongoing construction projects at Lambeau Field, including new video boards and concourse upgrades.
The Packers reported they sold 126,000 shares during the first week of sales.
Green Bay Packers Stock Share – How Many Times Have The Packers Sold Stock Offerings?
The Packers have had five prior stock sales in their history. They took place in 1923, 1935, 1950, 1997 and 2011. From the Packers site:
“The 2011 sale, with shares priced at $250, added more than 250,000 new shareholders and raised $67.4 million toward a new entrance tower and viewing platform in the north end zone and an expansion that added roughly 6,600 seats to the south end zone. That project was completed in 2013.
The 1997 sale, with shares priced at $200, added 105,989 new shareholders and raised more than $24 million, which was used for the Lambeau Field redevelopment project completed in 2003.”
Green Bay Packers Stock Price 2021 – How Much Is Green Bay Packers Stock?
Shares are priced at $300 just in time for Christmas and can still be purchased online with credit cards, debit cards, or electronic bank transfers.
- The Packers are offering 300,000 shares.
- No one may buy more than 200 shares (counting any shares that the person purchased in the 1997-1998 and 2011-2012 offerings).
- The offering will continue until Feb. 25, 2022, subject to extension, or until fully subscribed.
So, how to buy Green Bay Packers stock?
Go to the website https://packersstock.com/
Some Things To Note About Purchasing Packers Stock:
- Stock in the Packers does not constitute an investment in “stock” in the common sense of the term.
- The Packers will have no obligation to repay the amount a buyer pays to purchase Packers stock.
- Anyone considering the purchase of Packers stock should not purchase the stock to make a profit or to receive a dividend or tax deduction or any other economic benefits.
- The offering of Packers stock is made only through the offering document.
The Packers believe offerees and purchasers of Packers stock will not receive the protection of securities laws with respect to the offering or sale of Packers stock.
- The Packers bylaws and NFL rules severely restrict transfers of Packers stock.
Will you get much of a return on your common stock investment? Not in the traditional sense of a stock. But as we have seen with the NFT market, our traditional sense of monetary value is changing.