For Wisconsin high school football players, walking through the tunnel onto the hallowed grounds of Lambeau Field may only seem like a dream.
But Thursday, 44 area all-stars saw that dream become reality as they toured the newly renovated home of the Green Bay Packers.
"This is the first time I've been in the renovated Lambeau Field," said Matt White, defensive back from Green Bay West High School, "and as you can see it's pretty nice compared to what it was before."
"It's incredible," added Lee Waechter, North team quarterback from Kewaunee High School. "You get a totally different perspective watching a game here and actually being on the field and stepping where thousands of great football players have been. It's pretty breathtaking."
The tour, which included stops in the Packers locker room, weight room, gym, media auditorium and team meeting areas, was a part of the week's activities leading up to the Shriner's All-Star Game this weekend.
The team also visited kids at the local Shriner's Hospital, Monday.
"That's definitely something that changed my life," said Waechter. "It makes you look at things totally different and it's changed my life forever."
First played in 1976, the Shriner's All-Star Game is entering its 27th year of existence and will be played at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Saturday, July 19.