The Green Bay Packers is one of the most loved and oldest NFL teams in the USA. Despite its loyal fan base and the longest waiting lists for seasonal matches, the team is a hot favorite among people in the nation and across the globe. Ardent fan Sandy Petrocelli says that this team who has been playing since 1919 has a rich history and culture. Even during their early home games they have been widely loved by people of all ages!
The stadium expands and is innovated
When it comes to their stadium history, The Green Bay Packers played their early games at the Hagemeister Park and Bellevue Park. They played their home games at the City Stadium from the years 1925 to 1956. In fact, this stadium has been lucky for the players as it was here that The Green Bay Packers has won its first 6 world championships under the NFL here.
With the passage of time the popularity of the team increased and by 1950, the wooden seated arena at City Stadium was considered to be outmoded. It was here that the NFL threatened to shift the franchise from The Milwaukee completely till it was given a bigger and improved stadium for its home games. The city later went on to create a bigger City Stadium for the team. This stadium had 32,150 seats and it was designed exclusively for the team. The Stadium was inaugurated in 1957 and in 1965 it was renamed as The Lambeau Field to honor the Founder of the team Curly Lambeau who passed away early in the same year.
Renovated and better modern facilities
The Lambeau Stadium was expanded late 1990’s. In 2003, it was renovated again and the seating capacity reached 72,928. The expansion also saw the stadium being modernized with the latest facilities. It also received an atrium space. Though the seating capacity at The Lambeau Stadium has been expanded, it does exist the number of names that are still on the waiting list for a game. There are over 86,000 names for a game on the waiting list for the team’s seasonal games. The Green Bay Packers have three practice facilities that are near to The Lambeau Field. The names of these practice facilities are The Don Hutson Centre, the Clarke Hinkle Field that has a natural grass field and the Ray Nitschke Field that is a field located outdoors. This field has artificial turf for the players to practice in.
The Green Bay Packers says Sandy Petrocelli is one of the best teams in the NFL League. He never misses a chance to catch the latest updates of the team. He loves the gesture of the bike rides that the team gives to young fans at their summer training camps. Young fans bring their bikes at the Don Hutson Centre and they ask their favorite players to ride them to The Ray Nitschke Field. It is hard to watch the team play but with this simple gesture they still can be in touch with their loyal fan base who loves them from the deep of their hearts!