Lambeau Field

Also known as: City Stadium
1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304

Home of the Green Bay Packers since 1957, Lambeau Field is the longest tenured stadium in the National Football League.

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Photo taken by J.R. Manning

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Lambeau Field has been hosting NFL football games since 1957, making it the longest continuous use venue in the league. The stadium underwent major renovations in 2000-2003 with an atrium and all the modern amenities demanded by today's sports fans. The Green Bay fans, who were also the taxpayers who partially funded the renovation, demanded that the original feel of the stadium be retained. The bowl is the original, the location of memorable moments in NFL history. It is the same bowl that welcomed Vince Lombardi in 1959 and saw Bart Star sneak into the south end zone to win the "Ice Bowl," the 1967 NFL Championship game.

Prior to 1957, the Packers played at old City Stadium on the east side of town. Little more than a high school field, the Packers were in need of a modern stadium. Papa Bear, George Hallas, made it clear to the citizens of Green Bay just how badly a new stadium was needed, and they approved building what would be called the New City Stadium in 1956.

In a fitting event, the first game was held at Lambeau Field on September 29, 1957 against the Packers oldest rival, Papa Bear George Hallas' Chicago Bears. (The Packers won 21-17.)

After his death in 1965, City Stadium was renamed to honor Earl "Curly" Lambeau, the legendary founder and coach of the Packers.

Lambeau Field was the location for three NFL Championship Games in 1961, 1965 and 1967. After the merger of the NFL with the rival American Football League, the championship game became known as the Super Bowl and is now held in different locations each year.

Lambeau Field is open year round. Visitors to the stadium can feel the legend, the history, and the rich tradition of Lambeau Field just by walking up to the atrium. It is a "must see" location for any true football fan.

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 1, 2012: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - Lugnuts969 [at] gmail [dot] com