Green Bay Packers Timeline




  • Packers organized over course of two meetings in editorial rooms of Green Bay Press-Gazette (Aug. 11 and 14).


  • J. Emmett Clair granted American Professional Football Association franchise for Green Bay in the name of the Acme Packing Co. (Aug. 27).
  • Packers-Bears series launched at Chicago (Nov. 27) as Packers lose 20-0 to Chicago Staleys, who would change their name to Bears the next season.


  • Green Bay's franchise ousted from APFA during league meeting in Canton, Ohio (Jan. 28), for using college players under assumed names in a non-league game against Racine at end of 1921 season.
  • Green Bay readmitted (June 24) during an executive session of a league meeting in Cleveland. Franchise dissociates itself from Acme Packing and briefly stops using the nickname Packers. At the same meeting, the APFA changes its name to National Football League.
  • With Green Bay's franchise deeply in debt following a weather-plagued season, local football boosters meet at Elks Club (Dec. 7) and set in motion plans for stock sale to save franchise. Local attorney John Kittell presides and appoints a committee of Andrew B. Turnbull, Lee Joannes, Fred Hurlbut, Ray Tilkens and George De Lair to organize the sale.


  • Andrew B. Turnbull elected first president of Green Bay Football Corp. (Sept. 17) by board of directors following first stockholders meeting of the non-profit, publicly owned corporation held at the Brown County Courthouse. First executive committee consists of Turnbull; John Kittell, vice president; Lee Joannes, secretary and treasurer; and Dr. W.W. Kelly and George De Lair, at-large members.


  • Packers dedicate City Stadium with 48-6 preseason victory over Iron Mountain All-Stars (Sept. 13).
  • Packers beat Bears for first time (Sept. 27) before record Green Bay crowd of 5,389 at City Stadium.


  • Little Green Bay's surprise 7-0 victory over New York Giants in first trip to the "Big City" (Oct. 23) creates a huge buzz and glowing coverage from the large metropolitan newspapers.


  • Packers announce signings of three veterans T Cal Hubbard (July 31), Johnny Blood (Aug. 27) and Mike Michalske (Sept. 4) en route to finishing 12-0-1 and winning first NFL title.


  • Packers win second straight NFL title with 10-3-1 record.


  • Fan injures back when bleachers collapse at City Stadium during game against Brooklyn (Sept. 20) and eventually receives close to $5,000 in a lawsuit that forces Packers into receivership during the appeal process.
  • Packers become first team to win three straight NFL titles with 12-2 record.


  • Local CPA Frank Jonet appointed receiver by Judge Henry Graass (Aug. 15) in an effort by Green Bay Football Corp. to conserve its assets.


  • Newly organized Green Bay Packers, Inc., files Articles of Incorporation with the State of Wisconsin (Jan. 26). Officers elected at organizational meeting (Jan. 29).
  • Packers sign end Don Hutson from the University of Alabama (Feb. 19), three days before making an official announcement.


  • Packers make Russ Letlow, University of San Francisco guard, their No. 1 choice in first NFL Draft (Feb. 8).
  • Packers win fourth NFL championship, first under playoff system. Team posts 11-1-1 record, defeating Boston Redskins for title at New York's Polo Grounds, 21-6, after George Preston Marshall moves game (Dec. 13).


  • Packers win Western Division championship, lose to Giants in NFL title game at New York, 23-17 (Dec. 11).


  • Packers repeat for Western Division title, rout Giants in title game at Milwaukee, 27-0 (Dec. 10).


  • Packers tie Bears for Western Division title, fall to Bears in Chicago playoff, 33-14 (Dec. 14).


  • Ted Fritsch scores both touchdowns, Packers beat Giants 14-7 at New York's Polo Grounds for sixth NFL title (Dec. 17).


  • Don Hutson catches four TD passes, kicks five PATs in second quarter against Detroit at Milwaukee, sets all-time single-quarter scoring record (29 points), Packers win, 57-21 (Oct. 7).


  • Packers play Thanksgiving intrasquad game at (old) City Stadium, raise $50,000 to stay afloat financially (Nov. 24).
  • Packers dip to all-time low under Curly Lambeau, 2-10-0 (they were 3-9-0 in 1948).


  • Lambeau resigns to become vice president, head coach of Chicago Cardinals (Feb. 1).
  • Gene Ronzani, ex-Bears star, named head coach, vice president (Feb. 6).
  • Packers launched stock drive (April 12) that raises more than $100,000 and put team on sound financial basis.


  • Packers debut in new Milwaukee County Stadium (Sept. 27).
  • Ronzani forced to resign (Nov. 27) with two games remaining and Packers in last place with 2-7-1 record; Hugh Devore and Ray "Scooter" McLean named interim co-coaches.


  • Lisle Blackbourn named third head coach (Jan. 7).


  • City Stadium (renamed Lambeau Field in 1965) completed just in time for season opener, dedicated (Sept. 29) with 21-17 victory over Bears.


  • Packers announce firing of head coach Lisle Blackbourn and hiring of Ray "Scooter" McLean as his replacement (Jan. 6).
  • Dominic Olejniczak elected seventh president of Green Bay Packers, Inc. (April 28).
  • McLean resigns after worst year in Packers history with 1-10-1 record (Dec. 17).


  • Vince Lombardi, offensive assistant of New York Giants, named Packers' head coach and GM (Jan. 28).
  • Packers post first winning season (7-5) in 12 years.


  • Packers win Western Division crown, first since 1944, but lose to Eagles in NFL title game, 17-13 (Dec. 26).
  • Paul Hornung scores 176 points, an NFL record until 2006.


  • Packers rout N.Y. Giants, 37-0, for seventh NFL championship, first title game ever played in Green Bay (Dec. 31).


  • Packers beat Giants at Yankee Stadium, 16-7, for second straight league crown (Dec. 30).


  • E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, Packers' founder and first coach, dies at age 67 (June 1);  stadium renamed Lambeau Field (Sept. 11).
  • Packers defeat Baltimore Colts, 13-10, at Green Bay in sudden-death Western Conference playoff (first overtime in team history) on Don Chandler's 25-yard field goal at 13:39 of overtime (Dec. 26).


  • After removing four inches of snow at Lambeau Field, Packers beat Cleveland Browns, 23-12, for ninth NFL title (Jan. 2, 1966).


  • Game-ending end-zone interception by Tom Brown enables Packers to down Cowboys, 34-27, in Dallas for second straight NFL title (Jan. 1, 1967).
  • Packers defeat AFL's Chiefs, 35-10, at Los Angeles in first Super Bowl, (Jan. 15).
  • Packers win "Ice Bowl," edge Cowboys, 21-17, for third consecutive NFL title; Bart Starr's last-minute, 1-yard sneak wins game in 13-below temperature (Dec. 31).


  • Packers beat Oakland, 33-14, in second Super Bowl at Miami, (Jan. 14); contest is first-ever $3 million gate.
  • Lombardi steps down as Packers head coach, stays as general manager; Phil Bengtson named coach (Feb. 1).


  • Lombardi resigns to become part-owner, executive vice president and head coach of Washington Redskins (Feb. 5); Bengtson named Packers' GM.


  • Lombardi dies at age 57 (Sept. 3).
  • Bengtson resigns (Dec. 21).


  • Dan Devine, University of Missouri coach, named  Packers head coach and general manager (Jan. 14).


  • Packers win first division title since 1967 (10-4), but lose to Redskins in divisional playoff at Washington, 16-3 (Dec. 24).


  • Devine resigns (Dec. 16), following 5-7-2 mark in 1973 and 6-8-0 in 1974.
  • Bart Starr, who quarterbacked Packers to five NFL titles in seven years during 1960s, named head coach and general manager, (Dec. 24).


  • Judge Robert J. Parins elected Packers president (May 31), succeeding Dominic Olejniczak, becoming first full-time chief executive in team's history.
  • Packers build 55,000-square-foot indoor facility.


  • Packers make playoffs for first time since 1972, defeat St. Louis in first round (41-16, Jan. 8, 1983) before losing to Dallas (37-26, Jan. 16).
  • Starr released as head coach (Dec. 19).
  • Former Packers great Forrest Gregg named head coach (Dec. 24), agreeing to five-year contract.


  • Packers build 72 private boxes at Lambeau Field, increasing stadium seating capacity to 56,926.


  • Packers report first $2 million annual profit in their history ($2,029,154).
  • Green Bay Packers Foundation, vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity, established (Dec. 30).


  • Fred N. Trowbridge, longtime Packers treasurer and executive committee member, dies (March 14).
  • Packers report first-ever $3 million profit ($3,018,000).


  • Gregg resigns to become head coach at alma mater, Southern Methodist University (Jan. 15).
  • Lindy Infante, Browns offensive coordinator, named Packers head coach, agreeing to five-year contract (Feb. 3).


  • Judge Robert J. Parins retires as president of Packers Corporation, elected honorary chairman of the board (June 5).
  • Bob Harlan is elected president and chief executive officer of Packers Corporation, succeeding Judge Parins (June 5).
  • Packers announce plans for construction of 1,920 club seats – a "first" for Lambeau Field – in south end zone and 36 additional private boxes at a projected cost of $8,263,000 (Aug. 22).


  • Packers extend Infante's contract two years – through the 1994 season (Jan. 16).


  • Michael R. Reinfeldt, former Pro Bowl safety and Los Angeles Raiders executive, becomes Packers' first chief financial officer (Jan. 7).
  • Names of Packers' Pro Football Hall of Famers are placed on the walls of Lambeau Field's private boxes with team's championship years emblazoned in the south end zone.
  • Tom Braatz, executive vice president of football operations, relieved of his duties (Nov. 20).
  • Ron Wolf, N.Y. Jets director of player personnel and veteran of 29 years as pro football scout and executive, named executive vice president and general manager by Harlan, with full authority over Packers' football operation (Nov. 27).
  • Infante is relieved as head coach by Wolf (Dec. 22).


  • Mike Holmgren, offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, is named by Wolf as the 11th head coach in Packers' history (Jan. 11).
  • Wolf deals first-round draft pick to Atlanta for quarterback Brett Favre (Feb. 11).
  • Holmgren becomes only third head coach in Packers' history to have winning record in his first season (9-7).


  • Packers sign most sought-after free agent, Reggie White (April 8).
  • Treasurer John R. Underwood reports then-record corporation profit of $4.96 million before booking of $4.1 million for share of NFL litigation with players (May 26).
  • New 20,500-square-foot addition to Packers' training quarters, housing 84-by-70 foot gymnasium and new PR and marketing offices, is completed in July.
  • LeRoy Butler invents "Lambeau Leap" and Packers shut out Los Angeles Raiders, 28-0, in minus-22 degree wind chill, gain playoff berth for first time since 1982 (Dec. 26).


  • Packers defeat Detroit Lions in wild-card playoff, 28-24, for first postseason victory since January 1983 (Jan. 8).
  • Packers extend contract of Wolf as executive vice president/general manager for three additional years, through 1999 (March 31).
  • Harlan announces plans to construct 90 additional private boxes and auxiliary press box in Lambeau Field's north end zone in 1995 (April 21).
  • The Don Hutson Center, Packers' new, $4.67 million indoor practice facility, is dedicated (July 18).
  • Harlan announces that, beginning with the 1995 season, the Packers will leave Milwaukee and play their entire 10-game home schedule at Green Bay's Lambeau Field (Oct. 12).
  • Packers end 62-year Milwaukee stay on winning note, beat Atlanta at County Stadium, 21-17 (Dec. 18).
  • Mounting 28-6 halftime lead, Packers top Tampa Bay 34-19, qualify for NFL playoffs for second year in a row.  In process, close season with 9-7 record, thus posting third consecutive winning campaign for first time since 1965-67 (Dec. 24).
  • Packers defeat Detroit in NFC Wild Card game, 16-12, recording franchise's 15th postseason win (Dec. 31).


  • Injured WR Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay's career receptions leader at the time, is released "with reluctance" (Feb. 28).
  • Construction of 90 additional private boxes in Lambeau Field's north end zone is completed (August).
  • Packers defeat Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-19, at Lambeau Field in regular-season finale (Dec. 24), clinch first NFC Central Division championship since 1972.
  • Packers beat Falcons, 37-20, in NFC Wild Card game, maintain team's perfect (9-0) home playoff record (Dec. 31).


  • Packers stun defending Super Bowl champion San Francisco, 27-17, in divisional playoff at 49ers' 3Com Park (Jan. 6).
  • Treasurer John R. Underwood reports then-record organization profit of $5,440,628 at annual stockholders' meeting (May 29).
  • Packers complete $4 million Lambeau Field project in August, installing second replay board and two new scoreboards to fully enclose stadium.
  • The design of a stamp bearing likeness of former Packers coach Vince Lombardi is unveiled in Lambeau Field (Nov. 3).
  • Packers clinch second consecutive NFC Central Division championship with 41-6 victory over Denver (Dec. 8).


  • Packers vanquish 49ers, 35-14, in divisional playoff at Lambeau Field (Jan. 4).
  • Packers beat Carolina Panthers in NFC Championship Game, 30-13, earn first Super Bowl trip since 1967 (Jan. 12).
  • Packers defeat New England Patriots, 35-21, in Super Bowl XXXI at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans (Jan. 26), claim 12th NFL title.
  • With the wind chill registering a frigid 0 to 10 degrees below zero during a three-hour parade through the city, an estimated 200,000 enthusiastic fans welcome Packers home from Super Bowl victory. Another 60,000 jam Lambeau Field for official program hailing the world champions (Jan. 27).
  • Packers extend contract of Wolf as executive vice president/general manager for three additional years, through 2002 (April 8).
  • Treasurer John R. Underwood reports, at annual shareholders' meeting, then-record net income for Packers Corporation of $5,877,061 for fiscal 1996 (May 28).
  • Work is completed on installation of new playing surface, including modern heating and irrigation systems, at Lambeau Field (June 15).
  • Don Hutson, most-feared pass receiver in pro football history, dies at age 84 (June 26).
  • Packers establish own website, (July 23).
  • Packers' two practice fields are named Clarke Hinkle Field and Ray Nitschke Field in honor of two of team's Pro Football Hall of Fame members, Wolf announces (July 24).
  • Favre signs a seven-year contract, longest in Packers history, and one making him – at time of signing – highest-paid player in the history of pro football (July 25).
  • Gross Avenue in Village of Ashwaubenon is renamed and dedicated as Holmgren Way in honor of Packers head coach (Aug. 17). Street, poetically, intersects Lombardi Avenue.
  • At a special meeting, Packers' shareholders approve the issuance of additional stock for the first time since 1950 (Nov. 13), with offering of 400,000 shares at $200 per share.
  • Packers' designated national clearinghouse receives 55,000 phone calls concerning new stock issue within 24 hours following announcement of sale (Nov. 14).
  • Packers clinch postseason berth for record fifth straight year (Dec. 1) with 27-11 victory over Minnesota Vikings.
  • Packers capture third consecutive NFC Central Division title via 17-6 victory over Buccaneers in Tampa (Dec. 7), earn first-round bye in playoffs and right to host divisional playoff.


  • Gaining berth in NFC Championship for third straight year, Packers defeat Tampa Bay, 21-7, in divisional playoff (Jan. 4).
  • Packers earn second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl with 23-10 victory over 49ers at San Francisco in NFC Championship Game (Jan. 11).
  • Last-minute drive falls short of tie, Packers lose to Denver Broncos, 31-24, in Super Bowl XXXII at San Diego (Jan. 25). Record, worldwide audience of 800 million, in 147 countries, views game on TV.
  • More than 25,000 fans turn out in Lambeau Field to welcome Packers home from Super Bowl XXXII (Jan. 27).
  • Legendary linebacker Ray Nitschke, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, dies in Florida at age 61 (March 8).
  • Harlan announces that stock sale, which ended March 16, yielded nearly 106,000 new shareholders, more than $24 million (March 17).
  • With huge increase in number of "owners," Packers  make corporate history, hold shareholders' meeting in Lambeau Field for first time (July 8). Record crowd of 18,707 attends. For the third consecutive year, Treasurer John R. Underwood reports then-record net income for the Packers Corporation, $6,718,628 for fiscal 1997.
  • Packers travel to Japan, the team's first trip overseas in its 80-year history, defeat Kansas City Chiefs, 27-24 in overtime, in American Bowl game at Tokyo Dome (Aug. 2).
  • Packers extend regular-season, home-field winning streak to a club-record 25 games – the second-longest streak in NFL history – with 23-15 win over Tampa Bay (Sept. 13).
  • Home-field winning streak ends at 25 against Minnesota, 37-24, on rainy Monday night (Oct. 5).
  • Packers clinch playoff berth for team-record sixth consecutive season (Dec. 19).


  • Favre engineers 89-yard drive to give Packers 27-23 lead with 1:56 left in NFC Wild Card playoff at San Francisco, but 49ers score with three seconds left to win 30-27 (Jan. 3).
  • Holmgren resigns to become executive vice president of football operations/general manager/head coach of Seattle Seahawks (Jan. 8).
  • Ray Rhodes, former Eagles head coach and ex-Green Bay defensive coordinator, named Packers' 12th head coach (Jan. 11).
  • John M. Jones named senior vice president of administration, succeeding Michael Reinfeldt (Feb. 10).
  • Reggie White, a Pro Bowl selection for a record 13 consecutive years, announces his retirement, ending one of the most distinguished playing careers in NFL history (Feb. 15).
  • Lambeau Field is named by Sports Illustrated in June as the eighth-best venue in the world to watch sports, the only NFL stadium to make the publication's list of 20.
  • Largest crowd ever to see Packers play a game in Wisconsin, 78,184, watches Green Bay defeat Denver, 27-12, in preseason contest at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. (Aug. 23).
  • White, the sure-fire Hall of Fame defensive end who played six distinguished seasons for the Packers from 1993-98, is honored at halftime of nationally televised game with Tampa Bay. An emotional White tells the crowd, "I have been honored and privileged to have been a Packer, and I will always be a Packer" (Oct. 10).


  • Wolf relieves Rhodes as head coach (Jan. 3).
  • Mike Sherman, Seattle offensive coordinator and 21-year coaching veteran, named as 13th head coach in Packers history by Wolf (Jan. 18).
  • Packers President Bob Harlan announces plans for proposed $295 million redevelopment of Lambeau Field (Jan. 22).
  • Gov. Tommy Thompson, on Lambeau Field, signs state legislature's stadium renovation bill into law, making possible a 0.5 percent sales tax to fund $160 million in construction bonds or loans for the redevelopment of Lambeau Field (May 13).
  • Organization suffered $419,000 operating loss for fiscal 1999, treasurer John R. Underwood reports at annual shareholders' meeting (July 12).
  • By a margin of 53-47 percent, Brown County voters approve a referendum establishing a half-cent per dollar sales tax to help fund the redevelopment of Lambeau Field (Sept. 12).
  • The design for a new Green Bay Packers license plate, to be available early in 2001, is unveiled by Gov. Thompson at Lambeau Field (Oct. 15).


  • Green Bay/Brown County Professional Stadium District Board approves new Lambeau Field lease agreement between the district, the Packers and the City of Green Bay; the primary term of the lease is to run 30 years after the opening of the redeveloped stadium in 2003 (Jan. 3).
  • Harlan names Sherman to succeed Wolf as GM (Feb. 1).
  • Al Treml, the only video director in team history, announces his retirement, effective July 15, after 34 years (Feb. 13).
  • Favre signs a "lifetime" contract, with the intention that he will finish his playing career with the team (Feb. 28).
  • Sherman names Mark Hatley as vice president of football operations (May 17).
  • Packers, with help of Gov. Scott McCallum, stage ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony in stadium for Lambeau Field redevelopment project (May 19).
  • NFL unanimously approves $13 million loan to the Packers for use in financing the Lambeau Field redevelopment (May 23).
  • Wolf retires as executive vice president and general manager, a position he had held since 1991 while leading the Packers to Super Bowl heights (June 1).
  • Packers host first Monday night game after Sept. 11 attacks; American flag is held by Wisconsin police and firefighters, and members of both teams (Sept. 24).


  • Packers defeat 49ers, 25-15, in NFC Wild Card game (Jan. 13).
  • Team stung in divisional playoffs at St. Louis, 45-17 (Jan. 20).
  • Packers Foundation reaches $1 million mark in grants (May 1).
  • Packers football operations move into new offices, locker room and team facilities (July 15).
  • New Packers Pro Shop opens at corner of Lambeau Field Atrium (July 27).
  • "Under construction" Lambeau Field hosts first organized game, preseason contest vs. Cleveland, with new private boxes, press box and concourses (Aug. 26).
  • Team clinches inaugural NFC North championship, in 30-20 win over Chicago, with four games left (Dec. 1).


  • Team sustains first-ever home playoff loss, to Atlanta (Jan. 4).
  • At annual shareholders meeting, Treasurer John R. Underwood announces after-tax operating profit of $15.5 million for 2002-03 fiscal year, allowing team to build its corporate reserve fund to $58 million, the safety net for a publicly owned team without a billionaire owner (July 15).
  • Spectacular 14-foot statues of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi unveiled in plaza outside Atrium (Aug. 27).
  • Team names same plaza after Robert E. Harlan (Sept. 2).
  • Starr and Wolf dedicate stunning new Packers Hall of Fame (Sept. 4).
  • Legendary players return to Green Bay, re-enact Starr's Ice Bowl sneak, in "Rebirth of a Legend" event (Sept. 6).
  • Two middle-school students and a host of dignitaries, including Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, rededicate Lambeau Field at halftime of season opener. Vikings spoil day, 30-25 (Sept. 7).
  • Running backs coach Sylvester Croom becomes the Southeastern Conference's first-ever black head football coach, taking over Mississippi State program (Dec. 2).
  • Ahman Green breaks Jim Taylor's single-season franchise rushing mark, and Ryan Longwell breaks Hutson's Packers career scoring record, at San Diego (Dec. 14).
  • At Oakland (Dec. 22), Favre authors finest career game, throwing for 399 yards and four TDs, in Monday night win, little more than 24 hours after his father's death.
  • After winning seven of last nine to keep pace, Packers capitalize on miraculous Minnesota loss at Arizona, clinch last-minute playoff berth and NFC North title, with win vs. Denver (Dec. 28).


  • Al Harris' overtime interception return wins NFC Wild Card playoff vs. Seattle (Jan. 4).
  • Inches from the NFC championship, Packers sustain heartbreaking, 20-17 overtime loss at Philadelphia (Jan. 11).
  • Packers name Lee Remmel team historian (Feb. 19).
  • Hatley, vice president of football operations, dies suddenly of heart failure (July 26).
  • Corporate treasurer John R. Underwood announces after-tax operating profit of $20.8 million for 2003-04 fiscal year at annual shareholders' meeting (July 28). Team's then-record financial success, derived in part from the new Lambeau Field Atrium and an increase in stadium capacity of more than 7,000 over the prior year, ups corporation reserve fund to $84.5 million.
  • John "Red" Cochran, who served the organization for 42 years as an assistant coach and scout – and still was scouting for the team – passes away at age 82 (Sept. 5).
  • Packers clinch third straight NFC North title on last-second Longwell field goal, win at Minnesota, 34-31 (Dec. 24).
  • White, who helped return glory to Titletown during 1990s, passes away in North Carolina (Dec. 26). Packers fly contingent of roughly 50 to funeral services, apply "92" decal to helmets.


  • Minnesota Vikings, swept by the Packers in the regular season, stun Green Bay in Lambeau Field Wild Card playoff, 31-17 (Jan. 9).
  • Harlan names Ted Thompson Executive Vice President, General Manager & Director of Football Operations, with full authority over football decisions. Sherman becomes Executive Vice President & Head Coach (Jan. 14).
  • First annual Green Bay Packers Fan Fest in the Lambeau Field Atrium is an extraordinary success. Favre kicks off the weekend by officially announcing his return for a 15th season (March 11-13).
  • The Packers and American Family Insurance announce a joint effort, through sales of a pink Packers breast cancer cap, to promote breast cancer awareness, raise funds to support those afflicted and sustain research (July 7). With goal of $100,000, effort tops $1 million.
  • At annual shareholders' meeting (July 27), Larry Weyers reports record $25.4 million profit from operations during 2004-05 fiscal year. Team also establishes the Packers Franchise Preservation Fund (PFPF), formerly the corporate reserve.
  • Believed to be first time in broadcast history that an NFL practice is televised to a national audience, the Packers and Bills culminate two days of combined workouts with the annual Family Night scrimmage on NFL Network (Aug. 5).
  • For just the fifth time in their rich history, the Packers retire a uniform number, the late Reggie White's No. 92 (Sept. 18).


  • One day after a 23-17 win over Seattle finalizes the Packers' first losing season since 1991, GM Thompson dismisses Sherman (Jan. 2).
  • After a thorough and exhaustive nine-day search, Thompson names Mike McCarthy the Packers' 14th head coach (Jan. 12).
  • Lambeau Field hosts the Frozen Tundra Classic, a collegiate hockey game in which eventual national champion Wisconsin defeats Ohio State, 4-2. The event draws 40,890, a virtual sellout and the fourth-largest crowd ever to see an outdoor hockey game (Feb. 11).
  • At team's quarterly board meeting, Harlan formally becomes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Jones becomes President and Chief Operating Officer (May 31).
  • Annual shareholders meeting moves back to Lambeau Field; treasurer Larry Weyers reports $18 million profit from operations during 2005-06 fiscal year, saying Packers have moved to franchise-high seventh place in NFL team revenue rankings (July 19).
  • White, a perennial All-Pro and then the team's career sacks leader, becomes Packers' 21st representative in Pro Football Hall of Fame, receiving induction on first ballot (Aug. 5).


  • Work begins on Lambeau Field's new playing surface, a project that will equip the hallowed ground with the latest technology, DD GrassMaster. A natural-grass surface, reinforced with man-made fibers, is installed on top of a new drainage and heating system (Jan. 10).
  • Team promotes Vicki Vannieuwenhoven to vice president of finance and Jason Wied to vice president of administration/corporate counsel (April 3).
  • Team announces plans to celebrate 50th anniversary of Lambeau Field, the NFL's longest-tenured facility. An anniversary logo is created to mark the occasion with plans to feature it prominently, including on uniforms and on the field (May 15).
  • The Executive Committee announces that John Jones, president and COO, has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons (May 26).
  • At team's quarterly meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously supports a move that will allow Bob Harlan, then Chairman of the Board, to serve as the Packers' principal executive officer despite having reached the mandatory retirement age, 70 (May 30).
  • The Executive Committee formally accepts resignation of Jones, who cites health concerns as reason for departure. A search committee for a new President and CEO, consisting of members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, is formed (July 20).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $22 million profit for 2006-07 fiscal year and a $10 million boost to PFPF, now at $125.5 million (July 25).
  • For the first time since Aug. 5, 1961, Packers hold training camp practice at City Stadium, with nearly 3,500 in attendance (July 31).
  • Favre throws his 421st career touchdown pass in victory at Minnesota, breaking Dan Marino's NFL career record (Sept. 30).
  • Packers clinch first NFC North title and playoff berth since 2004 with win over Oakland (Dec. 9).
  • Board of Directors unanimously elects Mark H. Murphy as Packers' new President and CEO. Schedule is established for Harlan to remain as Chairman through end of football season, when he then becomes Chairman Emeritus and Murphy officially assumes role as top executive (Dec. 3).
  • Team historian Lee Remmel announces his retirement, effective at the end of the calendar year, ending 62-year association with franchise as a sportswriter and member of front office (Dec. 12).


  • GM Thompson signed to new five-year contract (Jan. 7).
  • Packers overcome early 14-point deficit to defeat Seattle, 42-20, in NFC Divisional playoff at snow-covered Lambeau (Jan. 12).
  • In third-coldest game in league championship history, with minus-1 temperature and minus-23 wind chill at kickoff, quest for fifth Super Bowl berth comes up agonizingly short with 23-20 overtime loss to eventual champion New York Giants (Jan. 20).
  • McCarthy signed to new five-year contract (Feb. 5).
  • In awarding annual grants through Packers Foundation, franchise announces a comprehensive charity impact of more than $5 million in the past year (Feb. 19).
  • Favre, owner of NFL career records for pass attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns, and the team's starting quarterback for the past 253 games (275 including playoffs), announces his retirement in a formal press conference at Lambeau Field (March 6).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $23.4 million profit for 2007-08 fiscal year and a $2 million boost to PFPF, now at $127.5 million (July 24).
  • Favre un-retires and is reinstated to roster by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Aug. 4), then traded to New York Jets (Aug. 6).
  • Aaron Rodgers becomes first quarterback other than Favre to start a Packers game since Sept. 27, 1992 (Sept. 8).


  • One week following conclusion of 6-10 season, McCarthy dismisses six assistant coaches (Jan. 5).
  • Shawn Slocum promoted to special teams coordinator (Jan. 15), Dom Capers hired as new defensive coordinator (Jan. 19), and rest of coaching staff is filled out (Feb. 3).
  • Packers select Boston College NT B.J. Raji with the No. 9 overall pick in the NFL Draft and trade up to select USC LB Clay Matthews at No. 26, the first time since 1993 the Packers bring in two first-round draft choices (April 25).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $4 million profit for 2008-09 fiscal year with PFPF remaining at $127.5 million (July 30).
  • Packers dedicate renovated Nitschke Field as primary training-camp facility, welcoming overflow crowd of approximately 2,100 for first practice. Permanent bleachers are installed, and a portion of the new field is heated for late-season use (Aug. 1).
  • WR Donald Driver breaks Sharpe's franchise record for career receptions (Oct. 18).
  • Favre, now with Minnesota, plays first game against Green Bay (Oct. 5) and first game at Lambeau Field as member of visiting team (Nov. 1).
  • Green breaks Taylor's franchise record for career rushing yards (Nov. 8).


  • Defense finishes season No. 1 in the NFL against the run for the first time in team history, setting a franchise record for rushing yards allowed per game. Offense sets franchise record for points in one season, surpassing 1996 Super Bowl-winning team (Jan. 3).
  • In highest-scoring postseason game in NFL history, Packers fall 51-45 in overtime at Arizona in NFC Wild Card playoff (Jan. 10).
  • In awarding annual grants through Packers Foundation, franchise announces a comprehensive charity impact of more than $4 million in the past year (Feb. 22).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $5.2 million profit for 2009-10 fiscal year with PFPF remaining at $127.5 million (July 29).
  • Five players are named to the Pro Bowl roster for the NFC (Dec. 28). After the addition of three alternates later in the process, the Packers are represented by eight players on the all-star team, the franchise's most since 1967.
  • Packers win final two regular-season games to finish 2010 with a 10-6 record, securing the sixth and final playoff berth in the NFC. All six regular-season losses come by a combined 20 points, and Green Bay becomes the first team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to not trail a game by more than seven points in an entire season.


  • Team opens playoffs on the road at hostile Philadelphia in the Wild Card round, containing the Eagles' powerful offense en route to a 21-16 victory, Rodgers' first playoff win as a starter (Jan. 9).
  • The Packers travel to Atlanta to face the NFC's No. 1-seeded Falcons just six days later for Divisional matchup. Green Bay routs Atlanta by a score of 48-21, the second-largest margin of victory in team playoff history (Jan. 15).
  • Packers complete their road playoff march by making the short trek to Chicago to face division-rival Bears in the NFC Championship Game (Jan. 23). Just the second postseason meeting in the history of the two franchises, the Packers win 21-14, punching their ticket to Super Bowl XLV in North Texas.
  • In the organization's fifth-ever Super Bowl appearance, the Packers square off with the AFC's Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (Feb. 6).
  • Rodgers throws for 304 yards and three scores with no INTs, earning game MVP honors, and the defense forces three turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown by safety Nick Collins late in the opening quarter. A fourth-down stop on the Steelers' final possession seals the 31-25 win and gives the franchise its record 13th world championship and fourth Super Bowl title.
  • On the day following their return from Texas, the Packers are met by more than 56,000 fans inside the bowl at Lambeau Field for the team's "Return to Titletown" celebration. A frigid afternoon, temperatures range in the single digits with wind chills below zero (Feb. 8).
  • Packers sign Thompson to multi-year contract extension to continue serving as executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations (Feb. 11).
  • Packers sign McCarthy to multi-year contract extension to continue serving as the team's head coach (March 4).
  • Team announces that it has begun installation of a new distributed sound system throughout Lambeau Field that will be operational in time for the 2011 season (April 27).
  • Separated by the bounds of an ongoing labor negotiation between club owners and players, the Packers are granted a one-night exemption by the NFL and convene to receive their Super Bowl XLV championship rings at a private ceremony inside the Lambeau Field Atrium (June 16).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $17.1 million profit for 2010-11 fiscal year with PFPF remaining at $127.5 million (July 28).
  • Continuing the custom for reigning champions in professional sports, team travels to Washington, D.C., to tour the White House and be recognized by President Barack Obama, whom they present with a Packers jersey and a share of the franchise's common stock (Aug. 12).
  • Organization announces plans for an expansion project at the stadium, highlighted by the addition of 6,700 seats to the south end of the bowl and new entrance gates behind both the north and south end zones. Plans also include the installation of high-definition video boards and new elevator shafts on each side (Aug. 25). 
  • Packers start the season victorious in the league-opening Thursday night contest at Lambeau Field against the New Orleans Saints (Sept. 8), kick-starting a franchise single-season record 13-game winning streak to open the 2011 campaign. Combined with the six wins that closed out 2010, the 19-game winning streak marks the second longest in NFL history (including playoffs).
  • By virtue of a last-second, 38-35 victory at the N.Y. Giants in Week 12, and the Detroit Lions' loss to New Orleans on Sunday Night Football, the Packers clinch the NFC North division title, the franchise's first since the 2007 season (Dec. 5).
  • Organization announces the fifth stock offering of its 92-year history, initially offering 250,000 shares at $250 per share (Dec. 6).
  • Rodgers is named the NFC's Pro Bowl starter after leading the offense to 560 points, the second most in league history, and setting franchise records for passing yardage, touchdowns, completion percentage and yards per attempt (Dec. 27).


  • Coming off a first-round bye, the Packers fall victim to four costly turnovers and lose to the Giants in the Divisional round, 37-20 (Jan. 15).
  • Rodgers is voted the NFL's Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press and is presented the award at the NFL Honors ceremony (Feb. 4).
  • In awarding annual grants through the Packers Foundation, franchise announces a comprehensive charity impact of more than $6 million in the past year (Feb. 21).
  • Stock sale concludes after an additional offering in Canada. In total, more than 268,000 shares are sold, netting the organization $67 million to put toward a $143 million stadium construction project that will include the addition of 6,700 more seats, new high-definition video scoreboards and two new gates on the exterior (March 1).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $42.7 million profit for 2011-12 fiscal year with corporate reserves in a strong position to support the franchise (July 24).
  • Team clinches second consecutive NFC North championship with 21-13 victory at Chicago, the first back-to-back division titles for Green Bay since 2002-04 (Dec. 16).
  • Three players are named to the Pro Bowl, including Rodgers as the NFC's starter for the second consecutive season, and Matthews, who becomes the first player in franchise history to earn the distinction in each of his first four seasons in the league (Dec. 26). Following the addition of alternates, four players are ultimately chosen to represent the club in the annual all-star game.


  • Owners of the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoff bracket, the Packers win a home playoff game for the first time since 2007, defeating the division-rival Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in a Wild Card matchup at Lambeau Field (Jan. 5).
  • Plans are announced regarding completion of the final phase of 2011 renovation project. Upgrades include new on-site locations for the Packers Pro Shop, Curly's Pub and the Packers Hall of Fame, in addition to an enhancement of the Oneida Nation Gate on the east side of the stadium (Jan. 8).
  • In the Divisional contest at San Francisco, the Packers fall to the 49ers, 45-31 (Jan. 12).
  • Former LB Dave Robinson becomes the 22nd member of the Packers to gain entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after being voted in as a senior candidate (Feb. 2).
  • Driver retires as the franchise's all-time leader in both receptions (743) and receiving yards (10,137) in a ceremony in front of more than 1,000 fans on the floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium (Feb. 6).
  • Organization announces long-term contract extensions for both Matthews (April 17) and Rodgers (April 26).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $43.1 million profit for 2012-13 fiscal year with corporate reserves rising to $250.6 million (July 24).
  • The first phase of a two-phase stadium project is completed which includes the south end-zone expansion as well as sound and video upgrades. Season ticket holders sat in their new seats for the first time at the preseason opener vs. Arizona (Aug. 9).
  • Former K Ryan Longwell, the all-time leading scorer in franchise history, retires with the Packers (Aug. 12).
  • Packers board of directors member, Thomas Olejniczak, elected to Executive Committee (Oct. 23) after member Edward Martin resigned from the Packers board (Sept. 27).
  • After winning three of their last four games, Packers clinch playoff berth and third straight NFC North title, with win at Chicago (Dec. 29).


  • In subzero weather, Packers face 49ers in NFL Wild Card game and fall short to advance for the second year in a row, 23-20, at Lambeau (Jan. 5).
  • Team promotes Nicole Ledvina to vice president of human resources (Jan. 21). Craig Benzel is promoted to vice president of sales and business development and Gabrielle Valdez Dow is hired as vice president of marketing and fan engagement (May 12).
  • Veteran, award-winning journalist Cliff Christl named Team Historian (Feb. 4).
  • Harlan Plaza rededicated after renovating the front of the stadium (July 9).
  • New 21,500-square-foot Packers Pro Shop opens (July 17).
  • GM Thompson signs new multi-year contract (July 30).
  • McCarthy signs new multi-year contract (Nov. 3).
  • Legendary guard, Fuzzy Thurston, passes away at age 80 (Dec. 14).
  • Packers are one of two teams in the NFL to finish 8-0 at home during the regular season and finish 12-4 overall. Team sets a franchise record by winning its fourth consecutive division title after a victory over the Detroit Lions to end the regular season (Dec. 28).


  • With a first-round bye, the Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field in the NFC divisional playoffs, 26-21 (Jan. 11).
  • In Seattle in the NFC Championship Game, the Packers outplay the Seahawks much of the day but the home team stages a stunning rally to win in overtime, 28-22 (Jan. 18).
  • Rodgers earns NFL Most Valuable Player honors by AP for the second time in his career, becoming the eighth player in NFL history to win the award two or more times (Jan. 30).
  • Longtime Packers organization member Lee Remmel passes away at age 90 (April 16). Associated with the Packers since the Curly Lambeau era, he retired Dec. 31, 2007, after a 62-year relationship with the franchise.
  • Brett Favre is inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and the sixth uniform number in team history, his No. 4, is officially retired (July 18). Lambeau Field sells out to view the induction and welcome Favre back onto Lambeau Field.
  • 1919 Kitchen & Tap, the new Lambeau Field Atrium restaurant, opens. Inspired by the local community and the rich team history, the gastropub is a tribute to the year the team was organized (July 24).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $29.2 million profit for 2014-15 fiscal year (July 28).
  • Former executive vice president and general manager Ron Wolf inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor candidate (Aug.8).
  • Plans are announced for the Titletown District, a destination area to be created on approximately 34 acres of land west of Lambeau Field (Aug. 20). Targeted completion is set for fall 2017.
  • The new Packers Hall of Fame officially opens (Aug. 21).
  • Former Executive Committee Treasurer, John Underwood, passes away (Aug. 27).
  • Former head coach Lindy Infante passes away at 75 (Oct. 8).
  • During halftime ceremonies, Ron Wolf's name is unveiled next to fellow Pro Football Hall of Famers on Lambeau Field's east façade (Nov. 15) and Brett Favre's retired No. 4 is unveiled on the stadium's north façade (Nov. 26).


  • As a No. 5 seed, the Packers win, 35-18, in NFC Wild Card game over the Washington Redskins (Jan. 10) then fall, 26-20, in overtime to the No. 2 seed Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round in Glendale, Ariz. (Jan. 16).
  • Packers promote Eliot Wolf to director–football operations and Brian Gutekunst to director of player personnel (March 21).
  • Packers promote Jon-Eric Sullivan to director of college scouting (June 16).
  • Hinterland breaks ground on its new home as part of the Titletown District development to the west of Lambeau Field (June 16).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $48.9 million profit for 2015-16 fiscal year (July 21).
  • Former QB Brett Favre becomes the 24th member of the Packers inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Aug. 6).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $29.2 million profit for 2014-15 fiscal year (July 28).
  • Lambeau Field hosts the Lambeau Field College Classic, presented by Carmex, between the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers (Sept. 3).
  • Bellin Health and the Packers break ground on the Bellin Health Sports Medicine Clinic in the Titletown District (Oct. 6).
  • Packers and Johnsonville announce plans for the Johnsonville Tailgate Village to open prior to the 2017 season (Oct. 12).


  • Packers capture fifth NFC North title in last six years by beating Detroit Lions in Week 17 (Jan. 1).
  • With franchise-record eight consecutive playoff berths and as a No. 4 seed, Packers take down N.Y. Giants 38-13, at Lambeau Field (Jan. 8), travel to Dallas for Divisional game and beat Cowboys, 34-31, with a Mason Crosby 51-yard FG as time expires (Jan. 15). Atlanta Falcons host NFC Championship Game and give Packers a 44-21 loss to end season (Jan. 22).
  • Former executive committee treasurer Phil Hendrickson passes away at 97 (March 10).
  • Judge Robert J. Parins, former Packers president, passes away at 98 (May 27).
  • Billy Joel plays concert at Lambeau Field (June 17). 
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $72.8 million profit for 2016-17 fiscal year (July 24).
  • John Wojciechowski is promoted to director of pro personnel (July 25).
  • Packers announce Lambeau Field to host Notre Dame-Wisconsin game in 2020 (Aug. 14).
  • Titletown's park, which includes plaza, activity area, playground and sports field, opens (Sept. 15).
  • Packers and Microsoft Corp. announce launch of TitletownTech, one-of-a kind partnership between the two organizations aimed at boosting economic expansion in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley and beyond by bringing world-class digital innovations and expertise to Green Bay (Oct. 19).
  • The Green Bay Packers Foundation distributes $800,000 in annual grants to 213 civic and charitable groups throughout state of Wisconsin. Including the annual grants and three $250,000 impact grants to the Green Bay Area Public School District, CP and Give Big Green Bay, Foundation's annual total reaches $1.3 million, a part of total Packers charity impact in excess of $8 million in past year (Dec. 5).
  • Winter Jubilee at Titletown opens. which includes ice-skating rink, 46 Below bistro and Rockwood Terrace (Nov. 30). Ariens Hill, a tubing hill 46 feet high and 300 feet from start to finish, opens (Dec. 21).
  • Packers finish 2017 campaign with 7-9 record, just the third losing season in Green Bay in the last 26 seasons (Dec. 31).


  • Packers announce Ted Thompson will transition to role as senior advisor to football operations (Jan. 2).
  • Brian Gutekunst is named 10th general manager of Packers and Russ Ball is promoted to executive vice president/director of football operations (Jan. 8).
  • Packers promote Ed Policy to chief operating officer and general counsel (Jan. 17) and promote Jason Wahlers to vice president of communications (Jan. 23).
  • Packers launch "100 Seasons" to celebrate team's 100th season of football, with festivities and special programming planned until team's birthday on Aug. 11, 2019 (April 9).
  • Packers promote Jon-Eric Sullivan to co-director of player personnel, John Wojciechowski to co-director of player personnel and Matt Malaspina to director of college scouting (May 25). Add Lee Gissendaner as personnel executive (June 12).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $38.6 million profit for 2017-18 fiscal year (July 24).
  • Former G Jerry Kramer is inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame as a senior candidate (Aug. 4).
  • Rodgers signs contract extension (Aug. 29).
  • Packers announce Phase 2 of Titletown development to include 220 residences, a four-to-five story office building and additional development including retail, food and beverage and entertainment. (Oct. 3)
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor passes away at age 83 (Oct. 13).
  • Following 20-17 loss to Arizona, President and CEO Mark Murphy announces Packers have parted ways with Mike McCarthy (Dec. 2). Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin takes over as interim head coach.
  • Green Bay Packers Foundation distributes $800,000 in annual grants to 230 civic and charitable groups throughout state of Wisconsin. Including annual grants and four $250,000 impact grants to Center for Childhood Safety Inc., Encompass Early Education and Care, Inc., HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and Give BIG Green Bay, Foundation's annual grant reaches $1.8 million, a part of total Packers charity impact in excess of $8 million in past year (Dec. 5).
  • Packers finish 2018 season with 6-9-1 record, just fourth losing season in Green Bay in last 26 seasons (Dec. 30).


  • Matt LaFleur named team's 15th head coach (Jan. 8).
  • Milt Hendrickson is named director - football operations (Jan. 24).
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle and former Packers head coach Forrest Gregg passes away at age 85 (April 12).
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and former Packers head coach Bart Starr passes away at age 85 (May 26).
  • Paul McCartney performs in front of sold-out crowd at Lambeau Field (June 8).
  • Richmond Williams is named director of pro personnel (June 11).