For the first time since 1983, a college football game will be played at historic Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, when Wisconsin and LSU square off on Sept. 3, 2016.
“We’re honored to be able to host two storied college football programs at Lambeau Field,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a press release. “It will be an exciting weekend for football fans at our historic stadium. The Green Bay community will serve as an excellent host and we all look forward to seeing fans from both teams that weekend."
It will be the first time the Badgers have ever played a football game at Lambeau Field.
“I’m very excited about this game and I hope our fans are, too,” Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. “It is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our program, a great experience for our players to play in one of the most revered stadiums in the country and a terrific chance for our fans to see us play a quality opponent in the state of Wisconsin.”
Don Walker of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday that the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents would meet Thursday to discuss a proposed contract between Wisconsin, LSU and the Packers.
According to Walker, the Packers have agreed to pay Wisconsin $3 million while the Packers will get all game revenue. Additionally, Wisconsin will receive a minimum of 40,000 tickets from the Packers.
This will be the fourth collegiate game in Lambeau Field's history. St. Norbert College hosted Fordham twice in 1982 and 1983. In 1960, St. Norbert hosted Mankato State College.
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