Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers is considered to be one of the best arenas in the sports world. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, plans are in the works this year to improve this already magnificent sports venue.
With recent land acquisitions, the Green Bay Packers now own more than 62 acres around Lambeau Field. The plan: To create a Packers “entertainment village” for all fans to enjoy.
In addition, the Packers Hall of Fame has been renovated as has the atrium at Lambeau Field, which will now include more entrances and exits to ease the flow of visitors.
Speaking of traffic flow, road construction began on Hwy 41 in Brown County in 2010 and will last until 2017. While road construction is a pain in the derriere now, it will significantly ease traffic congestion to and from Lambeau in the near future.
With all of these improvements going on at Lambeau, why not make the drive to Lambeau even more exciting? Wouldn’t it be great if, as fans drive to Green Bay from all corners of the state, special road signs would inform them of how many miles they were from Lambeau Field?
These wouldn’t just be random signs at random mileage markers. No, what would make them special is that each sign would represent each of the six players who have had their jersey number retired by the Green Bay Packers.
For example, let’s say you were traveling north from Madison on Hwy 41 and you were 92 miles away from Lambeau Field. At that moment you’d see a road sign that would read: “Lambeau Field 92 Miles,” with an image of Reggie White.
In another example, let’s say you were traveling east from Medford on Hwy 29 and you were 66 miles away from Lambeau; you’d then see a road sign that reads, “Lambeau Field 66 Miles” with a picture of Ray Nitschke.
Or, let’s say you were traveling north on I-43 from Pewaukee and were now only 15 miles away from Lambeau. You guessed it: “Lambeau Field 15 Miles” with an image of Bart Starr.
Regardless of what highway you are traveling, the Lambeau Field mileage signs would wind up with a picture of Brett Favre at 4 miles to go and, at just 3 miles to go, there would be a picture of number 3: Tony Canadeo.
When you finally pull into the parking lot at Lambeau Field, you now can jump up on the newly unveiled bronze statue honoring one of the coolest Packers traditions: “The Lambeau Leap.”
So, how might we make it happen? In order to pay for the signs, interested contributors could simply check a box on their next Wisconsin state return if they want to contribute $1 toward the cause.
Like the other projects previously mentioned, this project would also be worth the cost. As Green Bay Packers fans drive by the signs a surge of excitement will run through their veins—whether traveling to see a Packers game in the fall, take in an OTA practice in June or a training camp practice in July. Passing by the same signs during the offseason, Green Bay Packers fans would feel a deep sense of pride and excitement as they await the arrival of a new season.
So, are you game?