History, tradition, fun, football and the frozen tundra. It all comes together at what many fans have called the best football hall of fame in the league, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Now fans will have even more to enjoy when the new Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame officially opens on Monday, September 8th at 9:00 a.m.
"We are very excited about this facility," said Packers COO and Executive Vice President John Jones. "In its previous location, across the street from Lambeau Field, the Hall of Fame was impressive. Now, in its new location at the Lambeau Field Atrium, it's spectacular. We know fans have been waiting to hear when it will open - so their wait is almost over and it will be worth it."
Located in the Lambeau Field Atrium, the new Packers Hall of Fame is more than 25,000 square feet of Packers artifacts and celebration of past glory. A moving, 12-minute movie about the Packers, produced for the team by NFL Films, starts the Hall of Fame experience. "This movie is so moving, so well done, that people who have previewed it tell us it gives them chills," said Jones.
In addition to the introductory film, the Packers Hall of Fame features 15 new videos and more than 75 exhibits, including:
- A re-creation of the office of legendary coach Vince Lombardi; where visitors can even sit at his desk.
- The lockers of all 20 Packers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- A life-size re-creation of the Ice Bowl, complete with famed quarterback Bart Starr calling "the play."
- A special children's area where kids can dress up like Packers players and do the Lambeau leap.
- An interactive zone for fans of all ages.
- A tribute area to Packers fans, including life size figures of Packers players riding neighborhood children's bikes to and from training camp sessions.
- The plaques of all 130 members of the Packers Hall of Fame.
- A display of the team's three Super Bowl trophies.
"The exhibits really come to life because so many of them are interactive and there are so many videos, photos and artifacts," added Jones. "We think our fans will love it."
The Packers Hall of Fame will be open daily, starting September 8, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will be closed on game days. Prices are:
- $10 for adults (ages 13 and over)
- $8 for seniors
- $5 for children ages 5 to 12
- Children ages 4 and under are free.