Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field Expansions
Bowl Structure
  • 1961: Added 6,519 seats to 38,669.
  • 1963: Added 3,658 seats to 42,327.
  • 1965: Added 8,525 seats to 50,852.
  • 1970: Added 5,411 seats to 56,263 (fully enclosing stadium bowl).
Suites/Club Seats
  • 1985: Original 72 suites added 663 seats, increased capacity to 56,926.
  • 1990: Team spent $8.263 million to erect 36 new suites and 1,920 club seats in south end zone; construction added 2,617 total seats and capacity increased to 59,543.
  • 1995: Packers spent $4.7 million to enclose north end zone with 90 more suites; added 1,347 to increase capacity to 60,890.

  • 2001-03: The $295 million project added 12,032 seats, pushing capacity to 73,094.
  • 2014: The $146 million New South End expansion added 8,341 seats to put present capacity at 81,441.

Lambeau Field Upgrades

  • Increase in stadium capacity to 81,441 in 2014.
  • Increase in stadium capacity from 60,890 in 2001 to 73,094 in 2003.
  • The Packers make 3,000 tickets available per game to Brown County residents 18 and over who do not hold season tickets; the program began in 2003.
  • The season-ticket waiting list, which currently stands at 131,000, continues to grow, despite approximately 9,700 names coming off the list since 2003.

Premium Seating
  • 168 state-of-the-art private suites featuring increased square footage and high-end custom finishes.
  • Club seating increased from 1,920 indoor seats to approximately 3,000 indoor and 3,000 outdoor seats.
  • An exclusive club level can be accessed by suite and club seat holders on game day. Available to the general public during the year for functions.
  • 20 Terrace Suites in South End feature 12 seats and indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Champions Club features 160 seats high above in the South End.
  • A two-year, $55 million suite and club seat area renovation project wrapped up in 2017.

  • Concession points of sale doubled (to almost 300).
  • Dramatic increase in number of restroom facilities.
  • Disabled seating increased from 56 to 876.
  • An upper concourse was added and existing concourses were widened.
  • Three new gates (including Bellin Health, Shopko, American Family Insurance) to better serve fans.
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi and cellular systems added in 2015.
2000-03 Redevelopment Financing
  • Total cost: $295 million
  • Referendum passed by Brown County voters Sept. 12, 2000.
  • $160 million in bonds from half-cent sales tax in Brown County.
  • $9.1 million for stadium infrastructure improvements from the state of Wisconsin.
  • $125.9 million from the Packers, the city of Green Bay and the NFL... Team asked fans for one-time seat user fee ($1,400 for seven-game 'Green Package' ticket holders, $600 for three-game 'Gold Package' ticket holders) in 2001... Proceeds contributed from the 1997-98 stock sale and an NFL loan... Additionally, the club pledged to cover any project cost overruns in consideration of its authority to direct the design of the building and stadium construction.

2011-15 Expansion and Renovation Project Financing
  • Total cost: $312 million for two phases; no funding from public tax money.
  • The first phase, including the south end-zone expansion, sound and video upgrades, cost $146 million and was funded by the Packers ($64 million from the organization’s fifth stock sale), an NFL loan ($61 million) and a contribution from the stadium district ($21 million).
  • The second phase, including the Atrium renovations, cost $166 million and was funded by the Packers ($111 million through traditional financing) and an NFL loan ($55 million).

The Lambeau Bowl
One of Lambeau's special characteristics is its classic seating bowl, now exclusive to Green Bay. The bowl design, common in many traditional college football stadiums, remains virtually untouched following a $295-million stadium renovation in 2003. Did you know...
  • The original architectural firm, Somerville, Inc., favored the Lambeau construction site because it sloped, perfect for building a bowl.
  • The bowl's outstanding sightlines are generally credited to Dick Gustafson, who worked closely with John Somerville during the design phase.
  • Some of Gustafson's inspiration came from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, where he went to college.
  • Despite seating more than 62,713 (including an additional 6,601 from the recent renovation), the bowl still offers the NFL's highest percentage of great seats. Somerville credits that intimacy to the fact that the stadium was the first in the world designed exclusively for pro football.
  • The original stadium district instructed Somerville to design a facility that could easily expand, and allow for offseason construction projects to be completed by August.
  • The original wooden bleachers remained in place for 12 seasons. Workers replaced them with the now-iconic alumnium benches before the 1969 season.

Last Updated: 07/28/17