City Stadium

City Stadium (HM126O)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54301 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 30.483', W 87° 59.62'

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Packers Heritage Trail

City Stadium is one of the last remaining relics from the early days of the National Football League. Although its appearance has greatly changed from the time when the Packers played here, it stands as a monument to the team's humble, hardscrabble roots.

In its heyday, City Stadium was made mostly of wood and held about 25,000 people.

It was home to the Packers for 32 years. They played here for the first time on Sept. 13, 1925, in an exhibition game against the Iron Mountain All-Stars. They played here for the last time on Nov. 18, 1956, against the San Francisco 49ers in a game that featured nine future Pro Football Hall of Famers.

Curly Lambeau starred in the first game; Bart Starr made his first career start in the last game. In all, there were more than 85 players, including 11 Packers, who played here in either a regular-season or exhibition game and are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

While the Packers won six NFL titles from 1925 to 1956, the most important game ever played in City Stadium might have been an intra-squad tilt. In 1949, with the Packers facing $90,000 in losses, they scheduled the game for Thanksgiving Day hoping to raise enough money to finish the season. It drew 15,000 fans on a cold, blustery afternoon and was judged a huge success.

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Green Bay Packers
June 2012
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HM NumberHM126O
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByPackers Heritage Trail Foundation
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 421016 N 4928783
Decimal Degrees44.50805000, -87.99366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.483', W 87° 59.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 28.98" N, 87° 59' 37.20" W
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Area Code(s)920, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-238 N Baird St, Green Bay WI 54301, US
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