Unique to the NFL, the Green Bay Packers are owned by shareholders – the fans – rather than a single owner. That “community team” mindset creates an amazing bond that permeates through all aspects of the community.
From watching preseason practices, watching children line up with their bikes in hopes of a larger-than-life player will ride it to practice or saying hello to the players and their families at the grocery store, the Packers organization understands that its commitment to the community extends far beyond the football field.
The entire organization engages in community life, whether it’s supporting local businesses and events or staff and players volunteering their time with local charities.
A championship legacy
In addition to community ownership, there is a pervasive feeling of community pride in our history and legacy.
Green Bay is the smallest city in the country with a football team in the NFL. Yet, we may have one of the most colorful stories with a rich history rooted in the community. The team is named after the local business that put up funds to sponsor the team: The Indian Packing Company (later bought out and known as the ACME Packing Company).
The players were mostly local standouts who recently graduated from the two local public high schools – Green Bay East and Green Bay West.
Lambeau Field is named after the team’s first captain, Curly Lambeau.
The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowls I and II under the legendary Coach Vince Lombardi. The Super Bowl trophy is now named the Lombardi Trophy.
Greater Green Bay has embraced our nickname, creating an entire development called the Titletown District. There’s so much to see and do in and around Lambeau Field. You can even live there!
THINGS TO DO
You can find both scheduled activities and wander-at-your-own-pace areas throughout the community gathering space just steps from the stadium. Enjoy free fitness classes, such as sunrise yoga and Werq dance parties. Ongoing programs like Wellness Walk Wednesdays, Campfire Fridays and the Farmers’ Market provide regular meet-up opportunities. Or, consider joining the Titletown Kickball League to reenact your childhood passions. In the winter, get your sledding and ice skating game on daily.
PLACES TO EAT
From quick bites and comfort foods at the 46 Below bistro or salads, wraps and snack boards at Lodge Kohler’s café to fine dining at both the Taverne in the Sky or the Hinterland Restaurant & Brewery all the way to an immersive gaming experience at The Turn, there’s something for every budget, every palate and every schedule.
PLACES TO STAY OR LIVE
Enjoy a weekend getaway in the middle of it all at the sophisticated Lodge Kohler. Or, if Lambeau just feels like home to you… go ahead and live there! TitletownHomes is a luxury townhouse community within the Titletown District that offers the opportunity to live where you like to play.
PLACES TO GATHER and CELEBRATE
From boardrooms to ballrooms, Lambeau Field and Titletown have a variety of spaces to help you create memorable meetings or parties.