Step Inside Lambeau Field: Home of the Green Bay Packers
Step inside Lambeau Field – the oldest operating stadium constructed for the NFL and home of the Green Bay Packers.
About Lambeau Field
Opened in 1957, Lambeau Field is the godfather of NFL stadiums. Back then, it sat just 32,000 Packer faithful – costing the team a mere $960,000 to construct. And while most franchises have opted to build bigger and newer stadiums over the decades, the Packers have instead stuck to their roots, expanding the “Frozen Tundra” to seat over 81,000 fans and renovating the original building into a state-of-the-art facility that still manages to capture an authentic historic feel.
The atmosphere around Lambeau Field is unlike any other stadium. Green Bay is a working-class city surrounded by rural farmland, a far cry from the major metropolitan areas that host many NFL teams. The facility itself sits in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood, right across the street from many of the same homes that stood when the stadium was first built.
The team embraces this hometown feel. In fact, the Packers are owned by the fans themselves. From time to time, stock shares of the team are made available for purchase to fund team operations and renovations to Lambeau Field, splitting the team’s ownership among thousands of the Green Bay faithful and making the Packers the only community-owned professional sports franchise in America.
Packers Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field
Green Bay is a franchise that fully embraces their history, most evident by the newly installed Packers Hall of Fame inside Lambeau Field. Opened in 2015, the installation gives fans the opportunity to check out historic team memorabilia, hear famous Packers recount historic franchise moments in their own words, and learn more about Green Bay teams past and present in engaging interactive exhibits. The team’s 13 championship trophies are on display and fans can even check out a replica of legendary coach Vince Lombardi’s office.
Lambeau Field Stadium Tour
The Lambeau Field Stadium tour is an immersive experience that lets visitors peek behind-the-scenes of the Packers and witness the team’s rich backstory first-hand. The guided tour around the facility comes with a wealth of knowledge about the franchise, along with an in-depth history of the stadium’s expansion and renovations. The experience also includes several unforgettable photo opportunities, such as when viewing the field from high above in a private suite and when walking onto the hallowed grounds through the player’s tunnel.
Things To Do at Lambeau Field
If you have time before the game, be sure to check out the Johnsonville Tailgate Village. Located in Lambeau Field’s east parking lot, the tailgate is a free gameday event and open to the public. Visitors can get autographs of team alumni, listen to live music, and enjoy food and drinks in the run-up to kickoff. And during the game, the party continues for fans without tickets via 35 plasma screen TVs broadcasting the action happening live next door.
In the Lambeau Field Atrium, 1919 Kitchen & Tap offers fans an elevated dining experience with a fun spin on midwestern comfort food. Delicious options include Wisconsin classics like parmesan-breaded cheese curds and peanut butter bread pudding, all made with locally-sourced ingredients. Adults can also choose from a wide selection of beers brewed around the state and across the country.
Lambeau Field Events and Concerts
Beyond hosting every Green Bay Packers home game, Lambeau Field puts on unforgettable events across sports and entertainment. Headline music acts like Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, and Billy Joel have used the space to put on memorable concerts. The venue has also housed collegiate sports events for the Wisconsin Badgers, like big-time football games and the “Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic” – an outdoor hockey match played against Ohio State in 2006 on a temporary rink placed inside the stadium.
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