The Packers are one of the NFL’s oldest teams, founded back in 1919. Green Bay’s winning ways started soon after they joined the NFL in 1921, winning back-to-back-to-back championships from 1929 to 1931 under head coach Curly Lambeau. The legendary coach went on to win three more titles before resigning his position in 1950. After 12 losing consecutive seasons, Vince Lombardi was hired as the Packers’ new head coach and led the team to a winning season in 1959. Lombardi’s Packers won multiple titles in the 1960’s, including each of the NFL’s first two Super Bowls. In 1992, the Brett Favre era of Packers’ football began. With Favre under center, Green Bay won Super Bowl XXXI, the franchise’s 12th NFL title. After Favre’s Hall of Fame caliber career with the Packers came to a close, the team didn’t lose a step with Aaron Rodgers as the new quarterback, winning the Super Bowl again in 2011. The Packers have retired five numbers, though Favre’s No. 4 could join the ranks soon. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Green Bay Packers tickets.
2016 Packers Season Preview
The Green Bay Packers fell one quarter short of making the Super Bowl in 2014. A 4th quarter rally by the Seattle Seahawks, and an overtime touchdown, put the nails in what looked to be a 2nd Super Bowl appearance for Aaron Rodgers. The loss put a damper on what was a fantastic season, that saw Green Bay return to prominence in the NFC. The Packers lost big play receiver Jon Jones in the offseason, but retain the core of their high powered offensive cast, including Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Randall Cobb, and Jordy Nelson. Green Bay spent extra attention on the defense in the 2015 NFL draft, bringing in Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins to add depth to their secondary for 2015. Barring any major injury the Packers should once again have one of the top offenses in the NFL in 2015 and should be a contender for the NFC North title, and should be Super Bowl Contenders. A week 1 matchup with defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will put the Packers on display from the start of the 2015 season.
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Green Bay Packers Football at Lambeau Field Address: 1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54304
The Packers play their home games at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The stadium is named after the team’s first head coach and general manager Curly Lambeau. Lambeau Field, opened in 1957, is the NFL’s oldest stadium and the third oldest in professional sports behind MLB stadiums Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. “The Frozen Tundra” has a capacity of more than 73 thousand screaming fans. Special to Lambeau Field is the famous Lambeau Leap, started by LeRoy Butler in 1993 when he jumped into the stands following a score to celebrate with the Packer faithful. The Green Bay Packers home bench is on the Lambeau Field sideline with sections 112-128, so grab Green Bay Packers tickets in this section to sit near your team. Lambeau Field parking information is covered in our Packers event guide.
Not many rivalries can touch this one. These two storied franchises have faced each other more than 185 times with their first meeting occurring in 1921. The Packers and the Bears have won 20+ NFL Championships and have over 45 players combined in the Hall of Fame. With these two teams in the same division, this heated rivalry will continue to build off the legacy that started over 90 years ago.
Over 100 meetings, numerous close games, and a quarterback leaving one team for the other, it is no wonder why this rivalry has become one of the NFL’s best. The fans have no love for each other, and with 25+ division titles between the two teams, the Packers and Vikings are often fighting for a division crown when they faceoff.
Becoming division opponents in 1933 and meeting at least twice in a season since 1932, this matchup is the longest continuously running rivalry in the NFL. This rivalry has been showcased often times on Thanksgiving Day which just adds to the intensity when these two teams go up against one another.
Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl, NFC Championship and NFL Playoffs
As the third oldest franchise in the NFL, the Packers have established themselves as one of the most respected organizations in football. With multiple Super Bowl championships and over 8 conference championships, Green Bay has set the standard of how other NFL franchises are judged. The Packers have made the playoffs 25+ times in their history that started in 1919.
Green Bay Packers Event Guide
What is the best way to get to Lambeau Field?
We’d suggest taking the shuttles set up by the Green Bay Metro. There are four bus routes that start five hours before kickoff and run for three hours following the game, leaving Lambeau every 30 minutes.
How can I buy cheap Green Bay Packers tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Green Bay Packers tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Packers tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee NFC opponents, like the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase Green Bay Packers tickets near face value.
Where is the best place to park at Lambeau Field?
Much of the parking immediately surrounding the stadium is reserved for media, suite level, or club seat parking. However, there are a few general parking lots mixed in with all of the reserved parking areas. The largest general parking lot is located on the southeast corner of the stadium at the corner of Oneida and Armed Forces Drive. A second smaller general parking lot is located on the northwest corner of the stadium just south of the club seat parking lot on Ridge Road. There are a number of smaller private lots in the surrounding areas that allow you to reserve a spot before the game. These smaller lots fill up quickly so be sure to plan in advance.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Green Bay Packers football schedule?
The Packers 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NFL. The Packers plays in the NFC North, which means games against the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and Detroit Lions. Game times are announced by the NFL as soon as the TV schedule is set. Green Bay Packers home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Packers news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Green Bay Packers team roster.
What time do the gates open prior to a Packers game?
All gates open to the general public two hours before kickoff.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Everyone wishing to enter Lambeau Field is required to have a ticket, regardless of age.
Can I buy Green Bay Packers football season tickets?
Green Bay Packers season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Green Bay Packers season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Lambeau Field.
Where are good places to eat before a Packers game?
Green Bay has a number of great sports bars. We recommend Knuckles Sports Bar & Grill, Gipper Sports Bar & Grill, or The Vault. If you are looking for a pre-game pizza, try Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant or Glass Nickel Pizza Company. Barbeque fans should try Joe’s Texas BBQ, it is one of the best places in Wisconsin. For a more upscale dining experience, try Bret Favre’s Steakhouse, Black and Tan Grille, or Republic Chophouse. Hinterland Brewery, and Titletown Brewing are two great brewpubs close to Lambeau Field. If you are looking for a trendier option with a more progressive menu, try Kavarna Coffeehouse, or The Urban Frog. Other good places in the area are Old Chicago, Greek Boys Gyros, and S.A.L.T.
Where can I tailgate before a Packers game?
Most of the stadium parking is sold out to season ticket holders, so if you want to be one of the few to get in, be there when lots open four hours prior to kickoff. You can also go to the Tundra Tailgating Zone, where there is an organized event with food and drinks for purchase.