GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- After months of speculation, rock and roll legend Paul McCartney is now set to perform at the iconic Lambeau Field during his 2019 Freshen Up Tour. The concert is scheduled for June 8 and expected to be one of the biggest non-sporting events in stadium history.
"He has a team that took a tour of Lambeau Field and they saw a tremendous facility and they understand the iconic nature of the facility itself," said Jason Wright, president of Live Nation.
The last time the Packers held a concert at the stadium was in 2017, when more than 45,000 people came out to see popular singer-songwriter Billy Joel. But with the Packers organization celebrating its 100th season, the McCartney concert is even more special.
"This is kind of fitting being our 100th season and we are really looking back and celebrating the history of the Packers," Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy said. "I think this will be a memorable evening. There aren't many acts that can fill a stadium this size so it's going to be major," he said.
Places such as Ticket King in Green Bay are get a handful of tickets as early as Wednesday, but they're expecting them to sell out almost immediately.
"This is definitely going to be a big deal. Paul McCartney is legendary and you're going to the historic Lambeau Field. It's going to be magical," said Ticket King manager Travis Loftus.
Concertgoers can look forward to paying a decent amount of money to see the show and it will most likely be a sellout. According to Ticketmaster, the cheapest ticket for McCartney's concert in Madison two days before the Lambeau Field show is around $300.
"I'm sure there will be some tickets below the $300 because Lambeau is bigger than the Kohl Center, but if I had to speculate I would say anywhere from $200 and up," said Loftus.
Tickets will go on sale to the public Monday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. online or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Presale tickets for American Express card holders are available Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. and Packers season ticket holders will have their own presale Friday, Dec. 7 at noon.
Murphy estimates the concert will make a $6 million impact on the Green Bay area.