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Packers President To Be Honored with Plaza Dedication


Eight days of blockbuster events celebrating Lambeau Field's "Rebirth of a Legend," continues Tuesday, September 2, 2003 with the dedication of the "Robert E. Harlan Plaza."

The dedication will honor Green Bay Packers President and CEO, Bob Harlan, who has been with the team for more than 30 years.

The Executive Committee of the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors decided to designate the main entrance plaza of Lambeau Field in Harlan's name.

"Without Bob, this redevelopment would not have been possible," stated Executive Committee Member Don Harden. "He worked so hard on the project, even going door to door during the referendum to make sure Brown County residents understood the issues and the need for approving the referendum to help pay for the redevelopment project."

Harlan's involvement in the referendum isn't the only reason he is being honored.

"Bob was responsible during the 1990s for bringing the Packers back to their winning ways and glory," added Harden. "To win Super Bowl XXXI was outstanding, and Bob brought in the right people to help get us there. For all he's done, it's appropriate that we make this lasting tribute to him."

The 5:00 p.m. ceremony, to be held in the main plaza outside of the Lambeau Field Atrium, will include a special program and the unveiling of a plaque dedicating the plaza to Harlan. (In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the Lambeau Field Atrium.)

The public is invited to attend the event. There is no admission charge and parking is free.

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