Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy 60th, Lambeau Field!

Sixty years ago today, on Sunday, September 29, 1957, the Packers opened their new home, then known as "City Stadium" or "New City Stadium" to distinguish from its immediate predecessor.

The stadium has changed so much since that day, but the basic layout is still recognizable in this photo, taken at the very first game:

We are so lucky to have our team playing in the Gridiron Cathedral.

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In that first game, the Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-17 before a standing room-only crowd of 32,132.

I can't think of a better birthday present for the old Stadium than another win over the Bears. Especially sweet that the Pack has now taken the overall series for the first time since 1932, when the Packers were still relatively new tenants at the old City Stadium.

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