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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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NFL funding contributing to expansion

Posted Oct 22, 2012

The NFL has approved the Packers’ request for $58 million in G-4 stadium-funding money, which will greatly reduce the amount of money the Packers will have to borrow for the ongoing renovation of Lambeau Field.

“We’re very pleased that the owners voted to provide funding for our project. When we decided not to pursue any public money for the project, we were hopeful we would be able to receive funding through the new Collective Bargaining Agreement,” Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy told packers.com.

G-4 is a league program for funding the construction of new stadiums and the renovation of existing stadiums. G-4 is a product of the league’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement and is funded by the teams and players.

“Stadium financing was a priority in the bargaining process. Our bargaining committee wanted to make sure teams and players continued to invest in stadiums and make fan experience positive. Everybody benefits when we build new stadiums and renovate stadiums,” Murphy said.

The G-4 program is especially important as tax money becomes more difficult for teams to access for stadium construction. The Packers are the second team to benefit from G-4; the San Francisco 49ers are the first team to have received G-4 money, for construction of a new stadium in Santa Clara.

“It’s getting harder and harder to get public money, so I think the league and the players have to be creative to ensure that stadiums don’t become outdated,” Murphy said.

In addition to San Francisco and Lambeau Field, G-4 money is also expected to be used for the construction of other stadium projects, including the new stadium in Minneapolis.

“We compete not only against each other but against all other sports and entertainment. As a league, we’re also competing against ourselves in the sense that the experience at home watching on TV is so good that we have to make sure the experience in the stadium continues to be special,” Murphy said.

A new sound system, video boards and entrance are already in use in Lambeau Field for the 2012 season. The north loft, a viewing platform for 500 atop the north end zone, was completed this year and immediately became popular with fans. The south end zone expansion, which will provide approximately 7,000 additional seats, the economic equivalent of one more home game a year for local businesses, will be complete for the start of the 2013 season.

“It’s really good for the Packers organization. The changes have already improved the fan experience,” Murphy said.

“I’ve thought to myself, what would the Packers be like if they hadn’t done the renovation in 2003? We’d definitely be in the bottom quartile of the league in terms of revenue. Now we’re among the best teams in the league in terms of facilities.”

Would Lambeau Field continue to be a viable home for the NFL had it not been renovated in 2003?

“I’d have real concerns if that hadn’t been done,” Murphy said. “It’s a competitive league. The bar has been raised with new stadiums. We want to make improvements, but we don’t want to take away what makes Lambeau special. The new renovation is similar in that I think it looks like it really belongs. The bowl hasn’t been changed and that’s part of what makes Lambeau special.

“It really enhances our future, especially from a financial standpoint,” Murphy said. “I hope 10 years from now people say the Packers did a good job, just like we’re saying now the Packers did a good job with the renovation in 2003. Lambeau Field is such a special place, I think we all feel an obligation to leave it better than we found it.”

The 2003 renovation was funded in part by a G-3 stadium construction program in place then. G-4 will contribute $58 million of the first $143 million used in the current renovation and expansion.

Four sources of revenue provide funding for the project: stock sale, G-4, Stadium District user fees and borrowing by the Packers.

 

 
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