Lambeau Field has always provided a home-field advantage for the Green Bay Packers. Built in 1958, Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin has seen greats such as Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Willie Davis, Paul Hornung, Dave Robinson, Reggie White, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers come through its doors and step foot on the tundra.
The stadium will be celebrating its 55th-year anniversary this season and president Mark Murphy gave Lambeau a very special gift: more seats.
Lambeau received an additional 7,000 seats in the South Endzone section of the stadium and with the addition, it has jumped “Jerry’s World” (Dallas Cowboys‘ AT&T Stadium) for third-largest stadium in the NFL.
With such tradition and greatness already built inside, this addition to the stadium will only allow for more fans to come in and enjoy the experience that Packers games produce.
The effects of the addition have already been felt. The stadium set a record for attendance with an astounding 78,020 fans during their game this past week. During their game vs. the Washington Redskins, the players said the stadium was as loud as ever before.
It is clear already that if the Packers’ home-field advantage wasn’t already a huge factor, it may become even more difficult for teams to come into Green Bay and win. It will be very interesting to see what this stadium and the fans bring to the table if the Packers can make the playoffs this season.
I expect a very cold, snowy winter in Green Bay with a lot of crazy, loud cheeseheads in attendance!