Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/1/11

The Green Bay Packers are giving fans a chance to own part of an NFL team.

The Packers, the league's only publicly owned team, are offering 225,000 shares that will go on sale Tuesday. Each share costs $250 plus a handling charge.

Stocks are available only to individuals, not businesses, with a 200-share cap. The sale is set to run through Feb. 29.

It mark's the club's first stock sale in 14 years and fifth in team history. Already 112,205 shareholders own a total of 4.75 million shares.

Unlike regular stock, the Packers' stock will not increase in value and there are no dividends. Shareholders get voting rights and the ability to attend annual meetings.



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