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Lambeau Field Prepped For Snowmobile Event


Snow on Lambeau Field isn't an altogether unusual sight. But snow makers? That's a little different.

Wednesday morning, crews finished applying the first layer of manufactured snow over Lambeau Field's legendary 'Frozen Tundra' in preparation for the first non-football event to hit the renovated stadium.

March 6-7, round nine of the World Snowmobile Association's Snocross Worldwide Championship will be held at the historic stadium as the main attraction of the Oneida Bingo & Casino Ultimate Lambeau Leap event.

Before the races can begin, Lambeau Field will be covered with approximately 12,000 cubic yards of snow, creating a base snow level that's a minimum of three feet deep to keep from damaging the football field underneath.

Roughly 8,000 cubic yards of snow will be used to construct the snowmobile course itself.

Tuesday night into Wednesday morning snow was primarily added to the north end of the stadium, but uncooperative warmer temperatures -- which were supposed to reach 40 degrees Wednesday -- forced crews to pack up for the day and wait until the weekend when temperatures are supposed to drop.

Manufacturing enough snow to cover Lambeau Field could be a four-day process. The ideal temperature for manufacturing snow is anything under 20 degrees.

Tickets for the Snocross event can be purchased through Ticket Star by calling (920) 494-3401, logging on to or visiting the Resch Center box office across Oneida Street from Lambeau Field.

Two-day passes are available for $44. Adults are $22 for Saturday, $27.50 for Sunday.

Children 6-12 are $5. Children 5 and under get in free. All seats are general admission.

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