Green Bay Packers Timeline

Timeline

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1919

  • Packers organized over course of two meetings in editorial rooms of Green Bay Press-Gazette (Aug. 11 and 14). Indian Packing Co. of Green Bay sponsors team its first two seasons.

1921

  • J. Emmett Clair granted American Professional Football Association franchise for Green Bay in the name of Acme Packing Co. (Aug. 27). Within a week of first league game, Packers cut ties with financially strapped Acme Packing.
  • Packers-Bears series launched at Chicago (Nov. 27). Packers lose, 20-0, to Chicago Staleys, who would change their name to Bears the next season.

1922

  • Green Bay's franchise ousted from APFA during league meeting in Canton, Ohio (Jan. 28), for using college players under assumed names in non-league game against Racine at end of 1921 season.
  • Green Bay readmitted (June 24) during league meeting in Cleveland. Private Green Bay Football Club is awarded franchise. At the same meeting, 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 committee of Andrew B. Turnbull, Lee Joannes, Fred Hurlbut, Ray Tilkens and George De Lair to organize the sale. Publicly owned Green Bay Football Corporation emerges.

1925

  • Packers dedicate City Stadium with 48-6 non-league 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.

1928

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

1929

  • Packers announce signings of veterans Cal Hubbard (July 31), Johnny Blood (Aug. 27) and Mike Michalske (Sept. 4). Finish 12-0-1 and win first NFL title.

1930

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

1931

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

1933

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

1935

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

1936

  • 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).

1938

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

1939

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

1941

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

1944

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

1945

  • 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).

1949

  • Packers play Thanksgiving intrasquad game at (old) City Stadium, raise close to $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).

1950

  • 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 launch stock drive (April 12) that raises more than $100,000 and puts team on sound financial basis.

1953

  • 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.

1954

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

1957

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

1958

  • 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).

1959

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

1960

  • 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.

1961

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

1962

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

1965

  • 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).

1966

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

1967

  • 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 minus-13 temperature (Dec. 31).

1968

  • 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).

1969

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

1970

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

1971

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

1972

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

1974

  • 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 GM (Dec. 24).

1982

  • 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.

1983

  • 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.

1985

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

1986

  • 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).

1987

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

1988

  • 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).

1989

  • Judge Robert J. Parins retires as president of Packers Corporation, elected honorary chairman of the board (June 5).
  • Bob Harlan 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 projected cost of $8,263,000 (Aug. 22).

1990

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

1991

  • 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 placed on 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 relieved as head coach by Wolf (Dec. 22).

1992

  • Mike Holmgren, offensive coordinator of San Francisco 49ers, named by Wolf as 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).

1993

  • 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, 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).

1994

  • Packers defeat Detroit Lions in NFC Wild Card contest, 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, dedicated (July 18).
  • Harlan announces that, beginning with 1995 season, 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, beating 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).

1995

  • 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).

1996

  • 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.
  • Design of a stamp bearing likeness of Lombardi is unveiled in Lambeau Field (Nov. 3).
  • Packers clinch second consecutive NFC Central Division championship with 41-6 victory over Denver (Dec. 8).

1997

  • Packers vanquish 49ers, 35-14, in NFC 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 wind chill registering a frigid 0 to 10 degrees below zero during three-hour parade through 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).
  • Underwood reports, at annual shareholders' meeting, then-record net income for Packers Corporation of $5,877,061 for fiscal 1996 (May 28).
  • Work 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, www.packers.com (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 seven-year contract, longest in Packers history, and one making him – at time of signing – highest-paid player in 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 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.

1998

  • Gaining berth in NFC Championship Game for third straight year, Packers defeat Tampa Bay, 21-7, in Divisional playoff (Jan. 4).
  • Packers earn second consecutive trip to 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 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 third consecutive year, Underwood reports then-record net income for Packers Corporation, $6,718,628 for fiscal 1997.
  • Packers travel to Japan, 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 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).

1999

  • Favre engineeers 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 record 13 consecutive years, announces retirement, ending one of the most distinguished playing careers in NFL history (Feb. 15).
  • Lambeau Field named by Sports Illustrated in June as 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).

2000

  • Wolf relieves Rhodes as head coach (Jan. 3).
  • Mike Sherman, Seattle offensive coordinator and 21-year coaching veteran, named 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, at 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 redevelopment of Lambeau Field (May 13).
  • Organization suffered $419,000 operating loss for fiscal 1999, Underwood reports at annual shareholders' meeting (July 12).
  • By a margin of 53-47 percent, Brown County voters approve a referendum establishing half-cent-per-dollar sales tax to help fund redevelopment of Lambeau Field (Sept. 12).
  • Design for new Green Bay Packers license plate, to be available early in 2001, unveiled by Gov. Thompson at Lambeau Field (Oct. 15).

2001

  • Green Bay/Brown County Professional Stadium District Board approves new Lambeau Field lease agreement between district, Packers and city of Green Bay; primary term of lease is to run 30 years after opening of redeveloped stadium in 2003 (Jan. 3).
  • Harlan names Sherman to succeed Wolf as GM (Feb. 1).
  • Al Treml, only video director in team history, announces retirement, effective July 15, after 34 years (Feb. 13).
  • Favre signs a "lifetime" contract, with intention that he will finish his playing career with 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 Packers for use in financing Lambeau Field redevelopment (May 23).
  • Wolf retires as executive vice president and general manager, a position he had held since 1991 while leading 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).

2002

  • Packers defeat 49ers, 25-15, in NFC Wild Card game (Jan. 13).
  • Team stung in Divisional playoff 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).

2003

  • Team sustains first-ever home playoff loss, to Atlanta (Jan. 4).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, 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 Lambeau and 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 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 one of his finest career games, 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).

2004

  • Al Harris' interception return in overtime 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).
  • Mark Hatley, vice president of football operations, dies suddenly of heart failure (July 26).
  • 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 new Lambeau Field Atrium and 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 organization for 42 years as an assistant coach and scout – and still was scouting for 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.

2005

  • Minnesota Vikings, swept by Packers in the regular season, stun Green Bay in NFC Wild Card playoff at Lambeau Field, 31-17 (Jan. 9).
  • Harlan names Ted Thompson executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations, with full authority over football decisions. Sherman becomes executive vice president and head coach (Jan. 14). 
  • First annual Green Bay Packers Fan Fest in Lambeau Field Atrium is extraordinary success. Favre kicks off weekend by officially announcing his return for 15th season (March 11-13).
  • The Packers and American Family Insurance announce 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), treasurer Larry Weyers reports record $25.4 million profit from operations during 2004-05 fiscal year. Team also establishes 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, Packers and Bills culminate two days of combined workouts with annual Family Night scrimmage on NFL Network (Aug. 5).
  • For just the fifth time in their rich history, Packers retire a uniform number, the late Reggie White's No. 92 (Sept. 18).

2006

  • One day after a 23-17 win over Seattle finalizes the Packers' first losing season since 1991, GM Thompson dismisses Sherman (Jan. 2).
  • After thorough and exhaustive nine-day search, Thompson names Mike McCarthy the Packers' 14th head coach (Jan. 12).
  • Lambeau Field hosts 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 fourth-largest crowd at the time 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; 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 team's career sacks leader, becomes Packers' 21st representative in Pro Football Hall of Fame, receiving induction on first ballot (Aug. 5).

2007

  • 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 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, NFL's longest-tenured facility. Anniversary logo is created to mark the occasion with plans to feature it prominently, including on uniforms and on field (May 15).
  • The Executive Committee announces that John Jones, president and COO, has taken leave of absence for personal reasons (May 26). 
  • At team's quarterly meeting, board of directors unanimously supports a move that will allow Bob Harlan, then chairman of the board, to serve as Packers' principal executive officer despite having reached mandatory retirement age of 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 $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 first 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 becomes chairman emeritus and Murphy officially assumes role as top executive (Dec. 3).
  • Team historian Lee Remmel announces retirement, effective at end of calendar year, ending 62-year association with organization as a sportswriter and member of front office (Dec. 12).

2008

  • 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 N.Y. 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 at the time, and team's starting quarterback for 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 $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 N.Y. Jets (Aug. 6).
  • Aaron Rodgers becomes first quarterback other than Favre to start a Packers game since Sept. 27, 1992 (Sept. 8).

2009

  • 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 Southern California 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).

2010

  • Defense finishes season first in NFL against the run for 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 Pro Bowl roster for NFC (Dec. 28). After addition of three alternates later in process, Packers are represented by eight players on the all-star team, franchise's most since 1967.
  • Packers win final two regular-season games to finish 2010 with a 10-6 record, securing sixth and final playoff berth in NFC. The six regular-season losses come by a combined 20 points, and Green Bay becomes first team since AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to not trail a game by more than seven points in an entire season.

2011

  • Team opens playoffs on the road at hostile Philadelphia in Wild Card round, containing the Eagles' powerful offense en route to a 21-16 victory, Rodgers' first playoff win as a starter (Jan. 9).
  • Packers travel to Atlanta to face the NFC's top-seeded Falcons just six days later for NFC 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 short trek to Chicago to face division-rival Bears in NFC Championship Game (Jan. 23). Just the second postseason meeting in the history of the two franchises, the Packers win, 21-14, punching ticket to Super Bowl XLV in North Texas.
  • In organization's fifth-ever Super Bowl appearance, Packers square off with 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 defense forces three turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown by safety Nick Collins late in opening quarter. Fourth-down stop on Steelers' final possession seals 31-25 win and gives franchise its record 13th world championship and fourth Super Bowl title. 
  • On day following their return from Texas, Packers are met by more than 56,000 fans inside bowl at Lambeau Field for 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 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 2011 season (April 27).
  • Separated by the bounds of an ongoing labor negotiation between club owners and players, Packers are granted a one-night exemption by NFL and convene to receive their Super Bowl XLV championship rings at a private ceremony inside 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 custom for reigning champions in professional sports, team travels to Washington, D.C., to tour 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 stadium, highlighted by addition of 6,700 seats to south end of bowl and new entrance gates behind both north and south end zones. Plans also include installation of high-definition video boards and new elevator shafts on each side (Aug. 25).  
  • Packers start season victorious in league-opening Thursday night contest at Lambeau Field against New Orleans Saints (Sept. 8), kick-starting a franchise single-season record 13-game winning streak to open 2011 campaign. Combined with six wins that closed out 2010, 19-game winning streak marks second longest in NFL history (including playoffs).
  • By virtue of a last-second, 38-35 victory at N.Y. Giants in Week 12, and Detroit Lions' loss to New Orleans in a Sunday night contest, Packers clinch NFC North division title, franchise's first since 2007 season (Dec. 5). 
  • Organization announces fifth stock offering of its 92-year history, initially offering 250,000 shares at $250 per share (Dec. 6). 
  • Rodgers is named NFC's Pro Bowl starter after leading offense to 560 points, third most in league history, and setting franchise records for passing yardage, touchdowns, completion percentage and yards per attempt (Dec. 27).

2012

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

2013

  • Owners of No. 3 seed in NFC playoff bracket, Packers win a home playoff game for first time since 2007, defeating division-rival Minnesota Vikings, 24-10, in Wild Card matchup at Lambeau Field (Jan. 5).
  • Plans are announced regarding completion of final phase of 2011 renovation project. Upgrades include new on-site locations for Packers Pro Shop, restaurant and Packers Hall of Fame, in addition to enhancement of the Oneida Nation Gate on the east side of the stadium (Jan. 8). 
  • In an NFC Divisional contest at San Francisco, Packers fall to 49ers, 45-31 (Jan. 12).
  • Former LB Dave Robinson becomes 22nd member of Packers to gain entry into Pro Football Hall of Fame after being voted in as a senior candidate (Feb. 2).
  • Driver retires as team's all-time leader in both receptions (743) and receiving yards (10,137) in ceremony in front of more than 1,000 fans on floor of 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).
  • First phase of two-phase stadium project is completed, which includes south end-zone expansion as well as sound and video upgrades. Season-ticket holders sit in new seats for first time at preseason opener vs. Arizona (Aug. 9).
  • Former K Ryan Longwell, all-time leading scorer in franchise history, retires with Packers (Aug. 12).
  • Packers board of directors member Thomas Olejniczak elected to executive committee (Oct. 23) after member Edward Martin resigns from Packers board (Sept. 27).
  • After winning three of last four games, Packers clinch playoff berth and third straight NFC North title, with win at Chicago (Dec. 29).

2014

  • In subzero weather, Packers face 49ers in NFC Wild Card game and fall short, 23-20, marking second year in a row San Francisco ends their season (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 (May 12) 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).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $25.3 million profit for 2013-14 fiscal year (July 24).
  • 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 NFL to finish 8-0 at home during regular season and finish 12-4 overall. Team sets franchise record by winning fourth consecutive division title after a victory over Detroit Lions to end regular season (Dec. 28).

2015

  • With first-round bye, Packers defeat Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field in NFC Divisional playoffs, 26-21 (Jan. 11).
  • In Seattle in NFC Championship Game, Packers outplay Seahawks much of the day but home team stages a stunning rally to win in overtime, 28-22 (Jan. 18).
  • Rodgers earns NFL Most Valuable Player honors by AP for second time in his career, becoming eighth player in NFL history to win award two or more times (Jan. 31).
  • Longtime Packers organization member Lee Remmel passes away at age 90 (April 16). Associated with Packers since Curly Lambeau era, he retired Dec. 31, 2007, after a 62-year relationship with franchise.
  • Favre is inducted into Packers Hall of Fame and sixth uniform number in team history, his No. 4, is officially retired (July 18). Lambeau Field sells out to view induction and welcome Favre back onto Lambeau Field.
  • 1919 Kitchen & Tap, new Lambeau Field Atrium restaurant, opens. Inspired by local community and rich team history, gastropub is a tribute to 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 Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor candidate (Aug. 8).
  • Plans are announced for a 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.
  • 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, Wolf's name is unveiled next to fellow Pro Football Hall of Famers on Lambeau Field's east façade (Nov. 15) and Favre's retired No. 4 is unveiled on stadium's north façade (Nov. 26).

2016

  • As No. 5 seed, Packers win, 35-18, in NFC Wild Card game over Washington Redskins (Jan. 10) then fall, 26-20, in overtime to the No. 2 seed Arizona Cardinals in 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 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).
  • Favre becomes 24th member of the Packers inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (Aug. 6).
  • Lambeau Field hosts Lambeau Field College Classic, presented by Carmex, between LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers (Sept. 3).
  • Bellin Health and Packers break ground on Bellin Health Sports Medicine Clinic in Titletown District (Oct. 6).
  • Packers and Johnsonville announce plans for Johnsonville Tailgate Village to open prior to 2017 season (Oct. 12).

2017

  • 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).
  • 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).

2018

  • 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.
  • Packers finish 2018 season with 6-9-1 record, just fourth losing season in Green Bay in last 26 seasons (Dec. 30).

2019

  • 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).
  • At annual shareholders' meeting, treasurer Michael Simmer reports $724,000 profit for 2018-19 fiscal year (July 24).
  • The Packers welcome the Houston Texans for joint training camp practices on Aug. 5-6 ahead of a preseason matchup between the two teams, the first time since 2005 the Packers host another team for practices during training camp.
  • The organization celebrates the Packers' 100th birthday with public festivities in the Lambeau Field Atrium, capping the team's 100 Seasons campaign honoring the centennial season (Aug. 11).
  • Titletown welcomes The Turn, a dining and entertainment experience offering Topgolf's Swing Suite, as well as an innovative Associated Bank branch, as part of the development (September).
  • Packers kick off the NFL's 100th season with a 10-3 victory at Chicago (Sept. 5).
  • The Packers honor Starr with a weekend celebration in conjunction with the Packers' home opener against the Minnesota Vikings and the annual Alumni Weekend (Sept. 12).
  • TitletownTech introduces several major new limited partners in the TitletownTech Venture Fund, bringing the fund total to $25 million. 
  • Green Bay Packers Foundation distributes $1 million in annual grants to 192 civic and charitable groups throughout state of Wisconsin. Combined with three $250,000 impact grants to Freedom House, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity and Give BIG Green Bay in Brown County and two $150,000 impact grants to MKE Fellows and Milwaukee Health Care Partnership in Milwaukee, the Foundation's annual total reaches $2.05 million, part of total Packers charity impact in excess of $9 million in the past year (Dec. 4).
  • Packers capture the team's first NFC North title since 2016 with a 23-10 win at Minnesota (Dec. 23).

2020

  • The Packers defeat the Seattle Seahawks, 28-23, in the Divisional playoffs at Lambeau Field (Jan. 12) to advance to face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, where they were defeated, 37-20 (Jan. 19).
  • Safety Bobby Dillon elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame (Jan. 15).
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Willie Wood passes away at age 83 (Feb. 3).
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lambeau Field and Titletown are closed to the public to prevent further spread of the disease. Packers and Titletown staff begin working from home (March 13).
  • Packers Give Back establishes $1.5 million COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to distribute grants to nonprofit organizations assisting those impacted by the pandemic. 
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis passes away at age 85 (April 15).
  • Titletown's first residents move into townhomes located in development west of Lambeau Field (June).
  • Former Executive Committee lead director Peter Plattan passes away at 80 (June 3).
  • Packers announce June 19, in observance of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery, will be an annual observance for the organization (June 17).
  • Packers announce the annual shareholders' meeting will be held virtually July 23 due to uncertainty with respect to gathering sizes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues (June 18).

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