Not even 10 years old, is the Atrium in for its first renovation?
For those fans coming to Green Bay for one or several Packer games this season, you will notice immediately the changes in the south end zone with ongoing construction that is adding of 6,600 seats as well as two new high definition video boards that are in place for the start of the 2012 season.
Those are changes to the stadium bowl. Now the Packers are apparently eyeing up some changes to the Lambeau Field Atrium.
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said the team has some ambitious plans for the first major renovation since the atrium was completed in 2003.
Some proposed plans include moving the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame from the basement of the atrium up to the second floor which is currently home to Curly’s Pub. This would mean increased visibility for the Hall of Fame, according the team.
The restaurant in turn would move to the first floor of the atrium near the Packers Pro Shop. The Packers said this would also increase visibility for Curly’s Pub. Changes in the pro shop also might be coming, Murphy said.
With the Packers recently disclosing a record profit of $42.7 million in 2011, the team is obviously not resting on its laurels and continues to make sure the franchise is financially stable long term. Keeping the Lambeau Field Atrium up to par with the rest of the NFL is crucial to that goal and its obvious Murphy recognizes that. Read more... (401 words + 1 image, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
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How the Lambeau Field south end zone will look at the start of the 2013 season
The Green Bay Packers announced today their plans to expand Lambeau Field by 6,600 seats as well as adding a new entrance gate to the south and north end zones by the start of the 2013 season with groundbreaking scheduled for September 1 this year. Some of the funding could come from a new sale of Packers stock.
The seats will be added in four levels and the seats will contain seatbacks. The project also includes a rooftop viewing area for club seat holders that will be available for special non-football events (like this year’s Kenny Chesney concert) as well.
Escalators and elevators are also being added to the north and south end zones to ease the flow of entry and exit of fans from the stadium.
The Packers are completely funding this project which will include some loans, according to the press release from the team. A team stock sale is being considered and user fees similar to the 1999-2003 renovation of Lambeau Field is also being discussed.
Ticket prices are expected to be between the cost of a current bowl seat ($87) to club seat prices (maximum $313).
Well, my first obvious thought is the more Cheeseheads to make noise at Lambeau, the better. As you can see by the image, this isn’t truly “closing off” the bowl as there are gaps between the three sections of new seats. Of course while noise is a good thing sometimes, you don’t want to become a Metrodome without a roof. Read more... (508 words + 1 image, estimated 2:02 mins reading time)
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