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Green Bay Packers - Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers - Lambeau Field
Address: 1265 Lombardi Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54307
Lambeau Field
Name: Lambeau Field
Home Team: Green Bay Packers
Capacity: 72,000
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 zero.

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