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North - Green Bay Packers -
1265 Lombardi Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54307
Name: Lambeau Field
Home Team: Green Bay Packers
PLAYING SURFACE: GRASS
YEAR OPENED: 1957
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.
Since 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
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Opened: September 29, 1957
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