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Encyclopedia > Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field
The Frozen Tundra


Location 1265 Lombardi Avenue
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307
Broke ground 1956
Opened 1957
Renovated 2003
Owner City of Green Bay
Operator Green Bay Packers
Surface DD GrassMaster
Construction cost $960,000 USD
$295 million USD (2003 Renovation)
Architect Somerville Associates
Former names City Stadium (1957-1964)
Tenants
Green Bay Packers (NFL) (1957-Present)
Capacity
72,922

Lambeau Field is an outdoor football stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Opened in 1957 as City Stadium, it replaced the original City Stadium as the Packers' home field. For that reason, it was also informally known as New City Stadium until 1965, when it was renamed for Packers founder, player, and long-time head coach, Curly Lambeau, who had died earlier in the year. Image File history File links Lambeaufieldlogo. ... Image File history File links The new Lambeau Field soon after renovation was completed. ... It has been suggested that Green Bay Police Department be merged into this article or section. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Green Bay Police Department be merged into this article or section. ... “Packers” redirects here. ... Desso GrassMaster is not an artificial turf but a synthetic-enhanced natural grass developed in the Netherlands in the 1980s. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... “Packers” redirects here. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... It has been suggested that Green Bay Police Department be merged into this article or section. ... NFL redirects here. ... “Packers” redirects here. ... See also: 1956 in sports, other events of 1957, 1958 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker Indianapolis 500 - Sam Hanks USAC Racing - Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans... City Stadium was a football stadium that formerly stood in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... Earl Louis Curly Lambeau (April 9, 1898 - June 1, 1965) was the founder, a player and the first coach of the Green Bay Packers professional football team. ...


Lambeau Field was the first stadium built for the exclusive use of an NFL team, and is the longest continuously-occupied stadium in the NFL.

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History

Construction

In 1955, the other owners in the league had threatened to force a move to Milwaukee if the stadium conditions in Green Bay were not improved. In 1956, Green Bay voters responded by approving (70.3%) a bond issue to finance the new stadium. The original cost in 1957 was $960,000 (paid off in 1978) and its seating capacity was 32,500. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett (D) Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


The site, bordered on three sides by the village of Ashwaubenon, was selected because it had a natural slope, ideal for creating the bowl shape. The outdoor practice fields (Clarke Hinkle Field and Ray Nitschke Field) and Don Hutson Center are all in Ashwaubenon, as was The Packers Hall of Fame until 2003. Ashwaubenon is a village in Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Clarke Hinkle Field is one of the two outdoor American football practice facilities of the Green Bay Packers (the other being Ray Nitschke Field). ... Ray Nitschke Field is one of the two outdoor practice facilities of the Green Bay Packers (the other being Clarke Hinkle Field). ... The Don Hutson Center is the indoor practice facility of the Green Bay Packers. ...


The new City Stadium was officially opened on September 29, 1957, as the Packers beat the Bears 21-17. In a ceremony before the game, the stadium was dedicated by Vice President Richard Nixon. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ...


Although they now had a modern facility in Green Bay, the Packers continued their tradition (1934-94) of playing two or three regular-season games a year at County Stadium in Milwaukee, 120 miles to the south. Beginning in 1995, regular season games were no longer scheduled in Milwaukee and Lambeau Field became their only home field. Former Milwaukee ticket holders receive tickets to a preseason game and games 2 and 5 of the regular season home schedule, in what is referred to as the "Gold package". Green Bay season ticket holders receive tickets to the remaining home games as part of their "Green package." Milwaukee County Stadium (locally known as just County Stadium) was a ballpark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1953 to 2000. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett (D) Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ...


Expansion, 1961-95

Demand for tickets at the new stadium easily outstripped supply. In 1961, four years after it opened, the stadium's capacity was increased to 38,669. The 1961 NFL season was the 42th regular season of the National Football League. ...


The Packers have been regularly increasing the seating capacity. The bowl was increased to 42,327 in 1963, to 50,852 in 1965 and to 56,263 in 1970, when the stadium was fully enclosed for the first time as the various stands were joined into one continuous oval around the field. The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ...


Construction of 72 private boxes in 1985 increased the seating capacity to 56,926, and a 1990 addition of 36 additional boxes and 1,920 theatre-style club seats brought the number to 59,543. In 1995, a $4.7-million project put 90 more private boxes in the previously open north end zone, for the first time giving the stadium the feel of a complete bowl and upping capacity to 60,890. Luxury box or luxury suite is the North American term for a special seating section in arenas, stadiums and other sports venues. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ...


2003 renovation

By the end of the 1990s, the Packers believed that they needed to update the facility to remain financially competitive in the NFL. Rather than build a new stadium, Chairman/CEO Bob Harlan and President/COO John Jones unveiled a plan to renovate Lambeau Field in January 2000. The renovations were to be partially funded by the team, and partially by a 0.5% sales tax in Brown County. Their plan won voter approval in September 2000, and construction began early the following year. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Robert E. Bob Harlan is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Green Bay Packers, an American sports team. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... Brown County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...

The renovated Lambeau Field on game day.
The renovated Lambeau Field on game day.

This massive $295 million reconstruction was designed to update the facilities and add more premium and suite seating, while preserving the seating bowl and keeping the storied natural grass playing field of the "frozen tundra." The renovation project was completed in 2003, bringing the current capacity to 72,928. Image File history File links LambeaufieldGreenbay. ... Image File history File links LambeaufieldGreenbay. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lambeau Field has been occupied by the Packers longer than any other NFL team has occupied its own current stadium. In 2006, the Packers completed their 50th year at Lambeau, tying the all-time NFL occupancy record set by the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field (1921-70). (While Soldier Field in Chicago has been the site of a football stadium longer, it was not the home of the Bears until 1971.) In 2007, the Packers began their NFL-record 51st season at the stadium. The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Soldier Field is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ...

Lambeau Field panorama from October 3rd, 2004

Although the capacity has more than doubled since Lambeau Field was opened, demand for tickets remains high - season tickets have been sold out since 1960, and more than 74,000 names remain on the waiting list. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 193 pixelsFull resolution (6287 × 1516 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 193 pixelsFull resolution (6287 × 1516 pixel, file size: 2. ... 3rd October Organization is also the name of a Marxist terrorist group . ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ...


With the preservation of the seating bowl, Lambeau Field remains true to its past, while still resembling a state-of-the-art facility. It is often referred to as the "crown jewel of the NFL." [citation needed] NFL redirects here. ...


Name and nickname

New City Stadium

The original name of Lambeau Field lasted through the 1964 season. Officially "City Stadium," the name "New City Stadium" was used informally to distinguish the stadium from its predecessor, which had become the home of the Green Bay East High School football team. City Stadium was a football stadium that formerly stood in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... The 1964 NFL season was the 45th regular season of the National Football League. ... Green Bay East High School is a public high school in the Green Bay Area Public School District serving Green Bay, Wisconsin and its surrounding communities (including the villages of Bellevue and Allouez). ...


Lambeau Field

The new City Stadium was renamed "Lambeau Field" by the city on September 11, 1965, following the death of Packers founder Curly Lambeau earlier that year (and over the mild objections of Vince Lombardi, who expressed a desire to have the stadium named after him one day). The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful head coaches in the history of American football. ...


Besides founding the team in 1919, Lambeau played for the Packers in its early season and was the team's coach through 1949. During his tenure, he led the Packers to six NFL titles, a tie with arch-rival George Halas for the NFL coach with the most championships. See also: 1918 in sports, other events of 1919, 1920 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Black Sox scandal -- Seven members of the Chicago White Sox take bribes to throw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds The Florida State League is founded with teams... In sports, a coach is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... The 1949 NFL season was the 30th regular season of the National Football League. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... George Stanley Halas (February 2, 1895 - October 31, 1983), nicknamed Papa Bear and Mr. ...


Corporate naming rights

On November 7, 2000, a second referendum was presented to the same Brown County voters who earlier voted to allocate money for renovating Lambeau Field. This referendum asked whether or not naming rights to the renovated stadium should be sold in order to retire earlier the 0.5% sales tax created to cover construction costs. The referendum passed 53% to 47%, the exact percentage by which voters approved the sales tax. [citation needed]


Because of that identical margin, and the close proximity of the two votes, the two referendums are occasionally (and mistakenly) identified as one single vote.[citation needed]


After the vote passed, the Packers entered talks with the City of Green Bay, which owns the stadium, to further explore the options. A compromise was worked out in which the sale of naming rights would be considered if a corporation were to bid at least $120 million for those rights.[citation needed] As of yet, no such bids have been offered.


The Packers, although agreeing to be bound by the will of the voters, have consistently stressed that they would prefer Lambeau Field keep its traditional name, honoring the club's founder.[citation needed]


The Packers have sold naming rights to the five entrance gates. From the north going clockwise, they are: Miller Brewing (atrium gate), the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (Oneida Nation gate, Oneida Street), Mills Fleet Farm stores (southwest gate), Associated Bank (west gate and private box entrance), and Verizon (northwest gate). Miller Brewing is also a sponsor of the atrium, and has a section in one end zone called the "Miller Lite End Zone," giving away tickets in that area with various beer promotions. Miller Brewing is a large American piss maker based in Milwaukee. ... The Oneida (Onyotaa:ka or Onayotekaono, meaning the People of the Upright Stone, or standing stone) are a Native American/First Nations people and comprise one of the five founding nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. ... Mills Fleet Farm logo Mills Fleet Farm is a retail chain of 30 large stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange...


"The Frozen Tundra"

An empty Lambeau Field.
An empty Lambeau Field.
The Atrium inside Lambeau Field
The Atrium inside Lambeau Field
Sign for the Atrium outside Lambeau Field
Sign for the Atrium outside Lambeau Field
Welcome sign
Welcome sign

The stadium's nickname was spawned by the 1967 NFL Championship Game between the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. The game was played in temperatures of -13°F with sharp winds, and has come to be known as the "Ice Bowl." The name supposedly came from a highlight film of the game that included in its narration the phrase, "the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field," spoken by "the voice of God," the late John Facenda. However, Steve Sabol of NFL Films has denied that Facenda used the phrase; it is believed that an imitation of Facenda by ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman popularized the phrase. An underground electric heating system had been installed the previous summer but when it was needed the most it failed to operate properly. The field had been covered overnight with the heater on but when the cover was removed in the sub-zero cold the moisture atop the grass flash-froze. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1152x872, 184 KB) Summary An empty Lambeau Field in summer 2006. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1152x872, 184 KB) Summary An empty Lambeau Field in summer 2006. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 754 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 754 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 750 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 750 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 750 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 750 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Umpire Joe Connell signals a touchdown after quarterback Bart Starr sneaks in for the game-winning score in The Ice Bowl. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... Umpire Joe Connell signals a touchdown after quarterback Bart Starr sneaks in for the game-winning score in The Ice Bowl. ... For other uses, see Tundra (disambiguation). ... John Facenda (August 8, 1913 – September 26, 1984) was a broadcaster and sports announcer. ... Steven Steve Sabol is the president, and one of the founding members, of NFL Films. ... NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... Under-soil heating is a method used in football stadiums which heats the underside of the pitch to avoid any bad weather, such as snow and ice, from building up and ultimately avoids the club from having to postpone any matches. ...


The underground heating and drainage system was redone in 1997. After the 2006 season, the surface, heating, and drainage system will be replaced. The new grass surface will have synthetic fibers woven into the sod.[1]


Postseason

Lambeau Field has represented a significant postseason home-field advantage for the Packers. From its opening in 1957 until January 2003, when they fell 27-7 to the Atlanta Falcons, the Packers had never lost a postseason game at Lambeau Field. However, the Packers hosted just one postseason game (in the ad-hoc round-of-16 in the strike-shortened 1982 season) during a lean stretch of 27 years between the Ice Bowl of 1967 and a wild-card game in December 1994. Although the Packers have lost two of their last three playoff games at Lambeau Field, the overall postseason record is an impressive 12-2. The stadium has hosted 3 NFL championship games in 1961, 1965 and 1967 also known as the Ice Bowl. In team sports, a team representing a city or a region is to be that areas home team. ... The 1957 NFL season was the 38th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... Umpire Joe Connell signals a touchdown after quarterback Bart Starr sneaks in for the game-winning score in The Ice Bowl. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1961 National Football League championship game was the 29th title game. ... The 1965 National Football League Championship game was the 33rd championship game for the NFL. The game was played on January 2, 1966 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... Umpire Joe Connell signals a touchdown after quarterback Bart Starr sneaks in for the game-winning score in The Ice Bowl. ...


The impressive record is attributable to both the dominance of the early Packers teams under Lombardi and the physical and psychological challenge that the cold Wisconsin winters present for visiting teams. The most famous example is the Ice Bowl against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 31, 1967 for the NFL Championship. Still the coldest game in NFL history, at kickoff the temperature was -13 degrees Fahrenheit with a windchill of -46 degrees and it got even colder as the game went on. Despite the conditions, the game sold out and actual attendance was high.[1] More recently in the NFL playoffs, 1997 both the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers struggled to adapt to the cold, muddy conditions. Umpire Joe Connell signals a touchdown after quarterback Bart Starr sneaks in for the game-winning score in The Ice Bowl. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1996 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXI. // Wild Card playoffs December 28, 1996 AFC: Jacksonville Jaguars 30, Buffalo Bills 27 at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York Game time: 12:30 p. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Traditions

The "Lambeau Leap"

Many Packer players jump into the end zone stands in a celebration affectionately known as the "Lambeau Leap." The Lambeau Leap was "invented" by LeRoy Butler after a fumble recovery against the L.A. Raiders in December 1993. [2][3] LeRoy Butler (born July 19, 1968) is a former American football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1990-2001). ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... See also: 1992 in sports, other events of 1993, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics February 11 - Irina Privalova sets a new womens 60m indoors world record August 13 - August 22 - World Championships held in Stuttgart Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won...


Today, the Lambeau Leap is a popular touchdown celebration done by many players (on many different teams). Though it is always known as a Lambeau Leap when a Green Bay Packer does it, the term is also sometimes used when a player on another team does it.[citation needed]


Occasionally, a visiting player will attempt a Lambeau Leap, only to be denied by Packers' fans. The most recent of which occurred when then-Minnesota Vikings cornerback Fred Smoot intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. [4] City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... Fred Smoot (born April 17, 1979 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American football player for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. // Fred Smoot attended Provine High School in Jackson, Mississippi. ...


Stadium music

Originally, music at Lambeau Field was provided by the Packers' Lumberjack Band. The live band has been replaced by recorded music. The 1950 Lumberjack Band The Lumberjack Band was a marching band who played at Green Bay Packers games. ...


Whenever the Packers score a touchdown, the Todd Rundgren hit "Bang the Drum all Day" is played. This tradition began in 1995 and has since been copied by a few other teams around the NFL. Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ...


"Go! You Packers! Go!," the team's fight song, is played at Lambeau Field immediately following the Packers' player introductions and after each extra point scored by the Packers. Sheet music cover, circa 1931 Go! You Packers! Go! is the fight song of the Green Bay Packers, and the oldest for a professional American football team. ... A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ...


The "Go Pack Go" jingle is played usually whenever the team is on defense or during the start of a drive on offense.


The House of Pain hit "Jump Around" is often played during one time-out at Lambeau, resulting in widespread jumping around by the crowd. This tradition began following the popularity of the same song/crowd-participation tradition at University of Wisconsin football games. H.O.P. on the Best Of Album cover House of Pain was an Irish-styled American hip-hop group who released three albums in the early to mid 90s before lead rapper Everlast decided to pursue his solo career again. ... Head Coach Bret Bielema 1st Year, 12–1 Home Stadium Camp Randall Stadium Capacity 80,321 - FieldTurf Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Barry Alvarez Website UWBadgers. ...

Promotional rendering showing reconfiguration of Lambeau Field into outdoor college hockey venue.

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Other events

Since the renovation, the stadium has been used for other purposes, including snowmobile racing. The 2005 snowmobile racing event took place over the turf, but even with proper snow cover, it ruined the playing field. In 2004, the event was held in the parking lot due to a lack of snow. A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park, note the mixture of exhaust and snowdust in the air and the required guide. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Football

When built, Lambeau Field was also slated to be used by Green Bay's public high schools, as old City Stadium had been. However, a key 1962 game between the Packers and Detroit Lions was affected when two high schools played in the rain the preceding Friday, damaging the field. After that, Lombardi asked the schools to avoid using Lambeau. Since then, few non-NFL football games have been played there. In 1969, Green Bay's Premontre High School (the alma mater of Lombardi's son, Vince Jr.) hosted (and won) the state private school football championship, and in 1982 and 1983, St. Norbert College hosted Fordham University (Lombardi's alma mater) in a benefit game to fight cancer. This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The 1962 NFL season was the 43th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... St. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ...


Hockey

On February 11, 2006, collegiate hockey teams from Wisconsin and Ohio State met in the "Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic", an outdoor game played on a temporary rink inside the stadium. The Badgers defeated the Buckeyes 4-2 before a capacity crowd of 40,890. There were some problems as the ice began to crack during play, but overall it was a success, ending with the Badgers doing the "Lambeau Leap" following their victory. is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...


Shortly after the game, newspaper reports said the Wisconsin football team might be interested in moving a non-conference road game to Lambeau Field. The Packers have also shown interest in this possibility, though such a game is unlikely to occur until after the 2007 season.


Soccer

The city stadium authority and the Packers have floated the idea of hosting the United States men's national soccer team at the stadium. First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada  (Newark, NJ, USA; November 28, 1885) Official:  Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Biggest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands  (Mission Viejo, CA, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador  (Los Angeles, CA, USA; December 5, 1993) USA...


Concerts

Since the renovation, no concerts have been played at Lambeau. The last concert to be held at the stadium was Survivor, in 1985 to a crowd of 13,000. The main reasons for this are concerns bt the team relating to potential damage of the playing surface and also more deisrable venues in Wisconsin, notably Miller Park in Milwaukee and Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. Look up survivor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. ... Nickname: Mad Town or Mad City Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area    - City 136. ...


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Seating capacity

New City Stadium:[6]

Lambeau Field: Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Packers have one of the longest waiting lists for season tickets in professional sports with about 74,000 people as of May 3, 2007.[2] Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, athletes receive payment for their performance. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ Lambeau Field updates include a new surface. Associated Press (via ESPN) (2006-12-07).
  2. ^ Toughest Ticket in the NFL.

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City Stadium
1925-1956
Home of the
Green Bay Packers
1957-present
Succeeded by
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Lambeau Field (1709 words)
Lambeau Field features a natural grass turf (the famous Lambeau “sod”), with more than 30 miles of a heating pipe that enables the grass to grow throughout the winter.
Unique and uncomparable, Lambeau Field now is wholly owned by the City of Green Bay, retirement of the original $960,000 indebtedness having been celebrated at a mortgage burning ceremony in May of 1978.
The most revered stadium throughout the entire National Football League, 43-year-old Lambeau Field will be preserved for the enjoyment of many generations to come after a September 12, 2000, Brown County referendum approved a half-cent sales tax for the redevelopment of the historic stadium.
Lambeau Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2007 words)
Lambeau Field was the first stadium built for the exclusive use of an NFL team, and is the longest continuously-occupied stadium in the NFL.
Lambeau Field is the longest continuously-occupied stadium in the NFL, completing its 49th year in 2005.
(Soldier Field in Chicago has been the site of a football stadium longer, but was not the home of the Chicago Bears until 1971.) In 2007, Lambeau Field's 50th anniversary, the Packers will begin their 51st season at the stadium, breaking the 50-year occupancy record held by the Bears at Wrigley Field (1921-1970).
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