Bay Packers - Lambeau Field
||1265 Lombardi Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54307
|| Lambeau Field
|| Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field, home of the Green
Bay Packers for more than 40 years is one of the NFL’s
most historical stadiums. From the team's inception in the 1920’s
until 1952, the Packers played at East (old City) Stadium. After
the 1952 season, the team moved into the new County Stadium
in Milwaukee, that also became home of the Milwaukee Braves
(MLB), and later the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1956, a bond was
approved allowing construction of a new football stadium in
Green Bay. Named City Stadium, the facility was completed in
just one year. The Packers played their first game at City Stadium
on September 29, 1957. City Stadium had a capacity of around
32,000 when it opened. The Packers did not play all of their
home games at City Stadium. They played several games each season
at County Stadium until 1994.
its opening in 1957, the stadium has underwent many additions.
By 1961, City Stadiums' capacity was increased to over 38,000.
Two years later the capacity was once again increased to over
42,000. In 1965, City Stadium was renamed Lambeau Field, after
the death of the Packers founder, E.L. Lambeau. During the
same year the capacity was increased to 50,852. Once this
addition was completed, Lambeau Field got its basic shape.
The entire field was enclosed by seats. In 1985, 72 luxury
suites were added along with additional seating areas, bringing
the capacity to over 56,000. Again in 1990, 80 more luxury
suites were added along with over 1,900 club seats along the
top rim of the stadium. In 1993, the first video/scoreboard
was installed above the south endzone; and in 1995, the final
addition in capacity came when 90 more luxury suites were
added. Throughout these additions to Lambeau Field, the stadium
has become one of the NFL’s recognizable stadiums. Today,
Lambeau Field has a capacity of over 60,000. One tier of bleacher
seats circle the entire field. The luxury boxes, club seats,
and press boxes, are atop the stadium rim.
Instead of opting to build a new stadium,
the Packers announced in January of 2000, that they would
extensively renovate and expand Lambeau Field. Between 2001
and the start of the 2003 season, Lambeau Field underwent
many improvements to make it more fan and player friendly.
The main concourse was expanded, a new upper concourse was
added with ramps and elevators, and more restrooms were added.
In addition, around 12,000 seats were added along the top
of the stadium. This includes club seats and new luxury suites.
An atrium, known as "Titletown" was built as part
of the new facade of Lambeau Field. Here fans find a Packers
Hall of Fame and a team store. A new Packers locker room,
football operations facility, and administrative offices were
also constructed. All the renovations to Lambeau Field were
completed in time for the start of the 2003 season.
Over its 40 years of existence, Lambeau
Field has been the site of many historical moments including
the first NFL Championship game in Green Bay in 1961and the
"Ice Bowl" in December of 1967, when the temperature
was 13 degrees below zero.
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