The frozen tundra of Lambeau Field
is home to the Green Bay Packers
. As the home field of the most storied franchise in the NFL
, Lambeau Field is one of the true shrines
of professional football. In 1999 Sports Illustrated
named it the 8th best venue in which to watch a sporting event - the only NFL field in the top 20.
Lambeau Field is a football-only stadium built in 1957. Originally named City Stadium (replacing the previous City Stadium) it was renamed in honor of Packer founder Curly Lambeau in 1965. The original seating capacity was 32,150. A series of expansions over the years have increased seating to 60,890.
Lambeau Field is being renovated again. The work to be completed by fall 2003 will increase seating to approximately 71,000. The fan concourse areas will be greatly expanded -- allowing for more concessions and restrooms. In addition, there will be an atrium area called "Titletown" that will include the Packer Hall of Fame, the Packer Pro Shop, the Packers' home locker room, and administrative offices.