Statue of Vince Lombardi at the entrance to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Vince is best known as head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s. In fact, he led the team to a total of five NFL Championships in seven years. Most importantly, the legendary team won the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Photo Credit: David Griego and Green Bay CVB.
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There are so many Green Bay Packers bars across the United States that I’ve listed 17 in Green Bay, 10 in Milwaukee, 10 in other parts of Wisconsin, and several more in Chicago, Southern California, and other parts of the country.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
With a population of 100,355, Green Bay, Wisconsin, is surely the smallest city in the United States with a major league sports franchise.
Even the so-called “metropolitan area” of Green Bay has a mere 306,241 people.
So how is this tiny city of one-tenth of a million people able to hold unto a football powerhouse that has won 13 Super Bowls?
The Green Bay Packers are unique in that the team is owned almost entirely by its fans.
Packers Fans as Shareholders
More than 112,000 fans are currently co-owners of the team, which represents the city of Green Bay.
What is interesting about the Green Bay Packers is that the shares of its stock cannot be resold except back to the team at a fraction of the original price. Shares do not appreciate in value.
No shareholder can own more than 200 shares – to prevent an individual from gaining control of the team. And there are no season ticket holder privileges.
As a lifelong Oakland Raiders fan – a team that left home once, returned, and has left town again – I must say, I’m green with envy.
Would love to own a piece of my Raiders – and keep them always in Oakland, where they were born, and where they rightfully belong.
The Green Bay Packers play home games as Lambeau Field.
Located in Green Bay Wisconsin, it opened in 1957. And it has a capacity of 81,441 fans.
Most interestingly, despite Green Bay’s cold winters, the stadium is open air. No need for a roof for hearty Wisconsin fans.
The stadium was named after Curly Lambeau, the founder of the Packers and its long-time head coach.