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Lambeau Field Stadium Guide: Home of the Green Bay Packers

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Driving by Lambeau Field the day after the Packers won SuperBowl 45

With a rich past and very optimistic future, the Green Bay Packers organization has truly made their mark in football history. Not only does Lambeau Field offer some wonderful football to watch, it also offers a plethora of other options to help enhance the Green Bay Packers experience. With the addition of new high-definition video boards, on both north and south sides of the field, attendees of the game will be provided with a larger and brighter game view. Here is a quick look of the legendary Packer stadium and ideas of how to make the experience one-of-a kind!

Stadium name: Lambeau Field

Location: 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Maximum capacity: Currently 73,142

Year built: City Stadium opened in 1957, and was rededicated as Lambeau Field on September 11th, 1965, following the death of Curly Lambeau.

Parking: Opening four hours before kickoff, the parking lots open up for the best tailgating experience in pro football. However, space is limited and no busses, R.V.s, or oversized vehicles are allowed. There are four lots to choose from (Blue, Silver, Red, & Gold), and if you purchase your parking tickets in advance it will only cost you $25. If you purchase day of they will cost $30.

Food: Curly's Pub, is only one choice for food when you are in Lambeau Field. With numerous vendors all over the Packer stadium the options are unlimited, just a word of advice - make sure to bring an empty stomach and a full wallet.

Beer: With over 20 varieties of beer at Lambeau Field, everyone will be able to find something to satisfy! A few types include: Spotted Cow, Miller, Guinness, Corona, and my favorite - Leinenkugels. With the addition of a Leinie Lodge on the second level of the Atrium last year, it makes it easier to enjoy!

With the addition of new seating, tickets holders have until September 20th to decide if they want to upgrade for the 2013 season. But it is not only what is inside the Packer stadium that is enticing, but also the opportunities that are provided around the City of Green Bay.

The Packers Heritage Trial, a self-guided walking tour in downtown Green Bay, offers a peek at the Packer organization during the Vince Lombardi and Curly Lambeau years. The Don Hutson Practice Center also provides the opportunity for players to practice indoors. Located across the street from Lambeau Field, the facility is not one to miss while in Green Bay.

Another favorite is the Lambeau tour! For less than $20, the tour provides fans to get a behind-the-scene view of the facility. The tour travels through the players' tunnel, the Lambeau Field Atrium, up to the exclusive Club Level, and so much more. It is a great opportunity to feel the passion throughout the Packer stadium.

Ashley Hodge is a Wisconsin-born native and has been a Green Bay Packer fan since birth. She has attended Packer games at Lambeau Field and is excited about the 2012-13 season!

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