Packers To Pay For Lambeau Expansion

Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 6:01 am

In Minnesota, football fans continue to wait with baited breath to see if the Vikings and the state legislature can come to some sort of agreement on the stadium. But in Green Bay, the Packers are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to updating their facility.

The Packers have announced a plan to finance the expansion of the south end-zone area at Lambeau Field at their own expense, and using no tax dollars from the state. Apparently construction could start next February.

The team’s vice president of administration told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that consultants believe the franchise can add as many as 7,500 seats in the south end-zone area. That space was left open when the team finished its $295 million Lambeau Field makeover in 2003.

Officials haven’t finalized all the financing but they do say there will be no public tax financing.

Season-ticket holders and those on the waiting list received surveys recently asking for input on the best seating configurations.

Capacity at Lambeau Field is more than 73,000.

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