Lambeau Field History
There is arguably no football stadium more easily recognizable or better known than Lambeau
Field, home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers and the place where some of the most famous games in the history of the NFL have
gone down. The stadium first opened in 1957 and was known as New City Stadium, but it was renamed in honor of former Packers
player, founder, and coach Curly Lambeau in 1965. A 2013 renovation to Lambeau Field made it the biggest stadium in all of
Wisconsin and the third largest in terms of seating capacity in the NFL, ushering in another exciting era of Green Bay Packers
football that has fans all over town buzzing from one game to the next.
Perhaps the most famous game that went down
at Lambeau was the Ice Bowl, played between Dallas and Green Bay back in December of 1967. The Ice Bowl, which decided the
NFC Championship, would eventually lead to Lambeau Field being nicknamed the Frozen Tundra. With a remarkable history that
has seem some of the top teams in the league light up the opposition at Lambeau, this is a stadium that is as popular as ever
for a reason. The game day experience at Lambeau Field is unparalleled in the NFL and many die-hard NFL fans make the pilgrimage
to Green Bay simply to visit the legendary stadium, making for a remarkable atmosphere every time the Packers take to the
Lambeau Field Events
Even though the NFL games featuring the Packers are obviously the highlights
of the events calendar, there are plenty of other major events that happen at Lambeau throughout the year. High school football
as well as college football featuring the Wisconsin Badgers against some of their fiercest Big Ten rivals have been held on
the field, making it a place to find football of all different levels. Additionally, concerts are occasionally held at Lambeau
Field, providing even more of a reason to keep an eye on the schedule to make sure that you don't miss the next big show.
Lambeau Field Trivia
Did you know that one of the biggest outdoor hockey games in American history was also held
In a tough bout between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2006, more than 40,000 fans
came pouring into Lambeau Field. In the end of a wild one, it was the Badgers who held on to a 4-2 win over the Buckeyes,
with many of the players following tradition and doing the Lambeau Leap at its conclusion.
Lambeau Field Experience
Field has been expanded nine times, most recently in 2013, and now seats more than 78,000 for its biggest events. Entering
Lambeau Field is like stepping into a museum dedicated to the history of NFL football and it is impossible not to be impressed
and filled with a sense of awe from the moment you set foot in the parking lot. This is, simply put, not your average stadium
and it's become one of the most iconic places in the world for a major spectator sport, providing the perfect backdrop for
all of the top events on the schedule throughout the year.