Green Bay Packers
Let Us Make Your Game Day Experience Special
Complimentary Early/Late Check-in or Out To Our Packer Fans when available (Website Rate $25. per hr. – COMPLIMENTARY to help make your game day plans The Best Ever. We are on your team!) Ask about the shuttle from Appleton to Lambeau Field.
After your trip to a Packer Game, we recommend going to the following extra activities:
Hall of Fame
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame was established in 1966. Drive in early on game day so you can relive the most exciting moments in Packers and football history all preserved in the Hall of Fame. Pure Packers adrenaline fills this 25,000-square-foot area where you can see, touch and feel over 90 years of riveting football history. There are nearly 80 exhibits including four Super Bowl trophies, a vast array or Packers memorabilia, plaques representing each of the inductees, and a re-creation of Vince Lombardi’s office. Countless videos – many of them newly updated – allow the spectacular memories to be lived over and over.
Lambeau Field Stadium Tours allow fans to experience the Packers’ history-rich facility first-hand and see several behind-the-scenes areas. Tour guides will lead you through the Lambeau Field Atrium, up to the exclusive Club Level for a look at the Legends Club. From there, you will be taken down through the players tunnel and learn all about the incredible history of the Green Bay Packers. Feel the pride and energy that makes the Packers and Lambeau Field so endearing. Outstanding photo opportunities avail themselves throughout each tour.
Do you want to go home with a gift of green and gold for yourself or someone else? Make sure that you stop in to the Packers Pro Shop at Lambeau Field. This shop is the official retailer of the Green Bay Packers. Player tested and fan approved because you will find the perfect clothing item or Packer theme item for your souvenir. Check out the Packer must have’s that will be your game day and everyday favorites.
History and Fan Base of the Green Bay Packers
“The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that competes in the National Football League (NFL). They are members of the league’s North division of the National Football Conference (NFC). Green Bay is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, organized and starting play in 1919. It is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games are played at Lambeau Field.”
Green Bay is the smallest professional sports market in North America. However, the 2018 season continues a 99 year old tradition of the Packers playing in their original city – longer than any other team in the NFL. The Packers local fan and media base extends down to Milwaukee, around the state, and across the country. Because the Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, Appleton, Wisconsin books rooms for fans coming to town, we see our reservation calendar quickly fill due to the demand for game day lodging.
It is an interesting fact that the Packers are the only community-owned franchise in American major league professional sports. The team is owned by 360,584 stockholders (as of 2014). Lambeau Field had an expansion project in 2011-2012 when more shares were sold to raise funds. Because of this broad-based community support and non-profit structure, the Green Bay team has held strong for nearly 100 years.
As we take reservations for Packer games, we are proud of the loyal fan base. Whether it is a reservation from the west coast or the east coast, each Packer fan that stays with us at the Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast has a past connection to Wisconsin and/or to the team. It has been noted that regardless of team performance, every game played in Green Bay has been sold out since 1960.
Yes, these loyal fans do not even mind being called “cheese-heads”. The fans proudly wear “cheesy” hats as they cheer for the Packers. So how many fans can actually attend the games? In 2003, an extensive renovation expanded seating to the current capacity of 72,928, but ticket demand far outpaces supply. The Packers still hold a waiting list for 86,000 season ticket requests.
For more information and statistics visit the Packers website. Packer fans have also shared a wealth of information on Wikipedia. Or just ask a Packers fan! Many Wisconsin born fans carry numerous facts in their heads and are happy to share this knowledge of their team!