Football season is officially underway! Construction on the south end zone of Lambeau Field is complete and it is incredible. I am proud and excited that Festival Foods was able to partner with the Packers organization for naming rights on part of that newly created space in the stadium. Seats in the Festival Foods MVP Deck will be used by the Packers organization for their sponsors who receive tickets to home games as part of their sponsorship.
I admit that while I was born and raised in Wisconsin, I hadn’t gone to many Packers games prior to moving to Green Bay from Marshfield back in 1995. I can remember thinking that Lambeau Field was so cool, so big, so clean, and generally the perfect football venue. Over the years the Packers organization and Brown County have done a great job investing in the facility to maintain its status as one of the ultimate outdoor stadiums in the NFL. While it might not be as grand as Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, there is nothing like a Packers game at Lambeau Field in September!
And nothing goes better with a great game of football than tailgating! Back in ’95 I did my fair share of tailgating and packing up the grill and cooler for the pregame ritual was something I looked forward to. I was also quite a bit younger then and the sub-freezing temperatures didn’t seem to deter our enthusiasm for tailgating or sitting on those metal bleach seats in the stadium during the game. Tailgating is alive and well in Green Bay today, with unbelievable crowds gathering all around Lambeau Field on game days to enjoy brats, burgers, fun and camaraderie.
One of my favorite lines is “only wet babies like change” but in the case of the Lambeau Field facilities improvements and the opportunity it created for us with the Festival Foods MVP Deck in the new south end zone, I must say I like this change! Go Pack Go!