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  • Thu., Sep. 04, 2014 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM CDT Packers at Seattle Seahawks Packers at Seattle Seahawks
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Jared Abbrederis appearance Packers WR Jared Abbrederis is scheduled to make an appearance at PBIS Sunrise School in Appleton, Wis., on Friday, September 5, from 2-3 p.m.
  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Brandon Bostick appearance Brandon Bostick is scheduled to appear at Walmart (located at 2440 W. Mason Street, Green Bay) on Tuesday, September 9, from 5-7 p.m.
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 11:25 AM - 3:25 PM CDT Coats for Kids collection The Salvation Army will be collecting new and gently used winter coats as well as cash donations in the parking lot and at each of Lambeau Field’s gates.
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 3:25 PM - 6:30 PM CDT Packers vs. New York Jets Packers vs. New York Jets
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Packers at Detroit Lions Packers at Detroit Lions

Lambeau Field

Original Construction

Proposal: The Packers' Fred Leicht, who supervised the 1925 construction of City Stadium, in May 1955 submitted a proposal for a new, 32,000-seat facility.

Referendum: Passed April 3, 1956 (11,575 to 4,893), while community leaders continued debate over a site.

Site: In late April 1956, the Packers hired an engineering company to study proposed locations. The company in July 1956 recommended the corner of Highland (now Lombardi) Avenue and Ridge Road.

Land: City Council purchased farmland owned by Victor and Florence Vannieuwenhoven in August 1956 for $73,305.

Contract: Awarded early in 1957, with groundbreaking as soon as weather permitted.

Time: No longer than nine months, in time for '57 opener.

Cost: $960,000 in municipal bonds; the Packer Corporation paid $634,700 in interest and principal.

 

    • Lambeau Field Model
    • Lambeau Field Early Construction
    • Lambeau Field Early Construction
    • Lambeau Field Early Construction
Last Updated: 07/09/14