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Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field is the home of Green Bay Packers. It was originally dedicated on Sept. 29, 1957, before a game against the Chicago Bears that the Pack won 21-17. It was originally named "City Stadium," but was re-dedicated on Sept. 11, 1965 after the death of Curly Lambeau earlier that year. Its capacity has changed several times over the years, but the original capacity was 32,500 (the current capacity is 72,515).

Lambeau Field was constructed at an original cost of $950,000 (not counting renovations, expansions, etc.) and was officially paid off by the city in 1978. It is owned by the city of Green Bay and the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District, which is operated/managed by the team. The field itself consists of several layers: the surface composed of 100% kentucky bluegrass over a 3-5 inch layer of soil (level 2), covered with 8-inch holes filled with sand to maintain the grass during the rain and snow. Level 3 has ten inches of sand, and Level 4 has a four-inch base of pea gravel.

The field is equipped with a field warming system that resides in level 3. The current system was installed in 1997 as a replacement of the original system that was installed by the great Vince Lombardi. The original system failed during the Ice Bowl, producing the legendary "snow-covered" tundra that many fans recognize Lambeau as today. The current system contains more than 30 miles of heating pipe and maintains a core temperature of 70 degrees during the winter months.

The stadium is located at 1265 Lombardi Avenue in southwest Green Bay. It has hosted three championship games (1961, 1965, 1967). The Packers boast an all time record of 151-83-4 (.634) at Lambeau. Pretty impressive!



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