While Aaron Rodgers is concerned about when he might become a member of the New York Jets, the same cannot be said about whether tourism to Door County and the surrounding area during the football season will suffer.
The Green Bay Packers will likely be without a future Hall-of-Fame quarterback on the roster for the first time since the early 1990s after Rodgers announced his intentions on The Pat McAfee Show Wednesday afternoon. During the last 30 years, the Packers’ success turned into more national games, showcasing the region every week.
Destination Door County’s Jon Jarosh says even without Favre or Rodgers behind center, he is confident the region will remain a destination for football-related pilgrimages thanks to the growth of Lambeau Field and tech-savvy players like running back and “Mayor of Door County” A.J. Dillon.
Jarosh also cited Lambeau Field’s summer events like last year’s exhibition match between Manchester City and Bayern Munich, Wisconsin football games, and concerts have also been a driver of activity to Door County in recent years.