Small Market Meetings

NOV 2016

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November 2016 29 LOCATION Green Bay, Wisconsin TYPE OF VENUE Off-site, stadium CAPACITY More than 1,000 NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay CONTACT INFO 920-569-7515 www.packers.com Lambeau Field By Kristy Alpert Luxury suites at Lambeau Field are available for events on non-game days. T here was a time when Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, was just a stadium. The date was September 29, 1957, and nearly 32,154 fans were just beginning to file in, taking their seats on the brand-new wooden bleachers that took nine long months to construct. At that moment, the brand-new field was simply a series of polished bleachers and a pristinely trimmed field. But as the first Green Bay Packer passed through the tunnel and stepped out onto the freshly cut grass, something remarkable happened. The stadium came to life. The Green Bay Packers are the only major league U.S. professional sports team to be community owned as a nonprofit, and the commu- nity investment in the team has played a huge role in making the Packers players so much more than sports celebrities. The team is con- sidered family to many, and the stadium, a home. Even today, after 60 years have passed and nine renovations have Photos courtesy Green Bay Packers A Winning Tradition

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