Family Vacations in Wisconsin

Family Vacations in Wisconsin: Lambeau Field

Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau Packers fans pack into this open-air stadium on the coldest days to cheer their team.

"The Lambeau Field experience" is common knowledge to the citizens of the football-delirious city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Lambeau Field is one of those magical stadiums where the game experience evokes a rich past. The history of the stadium begins with Vince Lombardi, head coach of the Packers from 1958 to 1967. He was the first to coach the team in the new stadium and was known for sayings like, "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?" and "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."

Lambeau Field was built in 1957 for less than one million dollars and was named in 1965 for the Packers' great first coach, Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau after his death. The stadium was renovated in 2003, but that hasn't diluted the Lambeau Field magic. It seats more than 72,000 people. It has been continuously occupied longer than any other stadium in the National Football League, and it seems to give the Packers a huge home-field advantage. Insiders say Lambeau Field also has the NFL's nicest fans. Stop by and see if they're right -- and don't forget to wear the traditional gear: a large cheese-shape hat!

Lambeau Field Information

Address: 1265 Lombardi Ave

Green Bay, WI

Telephone: 920/569-7500

Hours of Operation: Tour hours vary

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