Greater Green Bay

2013 Official Visitors Guide

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welcome to titletown USA The Green Bay Packers are known around the world for having a special bond with their fans and with the community. Local history-makers, Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun brought together athletes and organized a sandlot football team. Today, Packers fans can be found around the world. Lambeau Field is one of the most storied and hallowed stadiums in the United States, and the Green Bay Packers are the only team in the National Football League to be owned by the fans. Consistently ranked No.1 for the "fan experience," Lambeau will seat 78,000 fans when it completes its expansion in 2013. Curiously enough, we could fill another stadium with the number of fans that are on the ticket waiting list. The team has season ticketholders in all 50 states! Public tours of the stadium are available year-round, except on game days. Stadium tour guides take you into a luxury box to view the stadium and then through the players tunnel so you can see the field from the player's perspective. If you're visiting during the month of August, plan to attend Packers Training Camp. See the team practice at Ray Nitschke Field, just one block from Lambeau Field. Prior to practice, young Packers fans line up near the stadium eagerly waiting for players to choose a bike to ride to practice. This is a timehonored tradition that is appreciated by both the players and the kids. Kids get their exercise while running alongside the player to carry his helmet. For information on practice times and activities visit www.packers.com. Two self-guided walking tours are available for Packers history buffs. The Oneida Nation Walk of Legends is situated near Lambeau Field and features large granite-engraved monuments with editorial and photographic depictions of players. The Packers Heritage Trail pays homage to the buildings/businesses in downtown Green Bay that have historical significance for the team and the community. The Trail starts at the Neville Public Museum and is depicted with large bronze plaques. MAIN PHOTO: Lambeau Field during the Festival of Lights. Photo by Charles Sackett. INSET: Signing autographs during Packers Training Camp. 1-888-867-3342 | www.greenbay.com In addition to on-field activities, plan a stop at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, and see the team's Super Bowl trophies. The museum is open year-round and features changing and special exhibits. The history and tradition of the team are captured inside this fantastic museum. Finally, your Titletown, USA experience wouldn't be complete without grabbing a few souvenirs at the two-story Green Bay Packers Pro Shop, inside Lambeau Field. | 19

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