The Birth of a Team
August 11 & 14 – Packers organized by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun over the course of two meetings in editorial rooms of the old Green Bay Press-Gazette.
September 3 – Packers held their first official practice.
September 14 – Packers played their first game, which was held at Hagemeister Park. The team went on to finish with a 10-1 record that season.
Joining the NFL
August 27 – The Acme Packers were awarded a franchise in the American Professional Football Association (now known as the NFL).
September 29 – City Stadium (renamed Lambeau Field in 1965) completed just in time for season opener, Packers with 21-17 victory over Bears.
Renaming of a Stadium
September 11 – City Stadium is renamed Lambeau Field to honor the Packers’ founder and first coach, Earl “Curly” Lambeau.
Making History – One Game at a Time
January 15 – Packers win the league’s first ever Super Bowl title against the Chiefs.
December 31 – In -13 degree temperatures, the Packers defeated the Cowboys in the last seconds of the game known as the “Ice Bowl.”
The Lambeau Leap
December 26 – LeRoy Butler invents “Lambeau Leap” and Packers shut out Los Angeles Raiders, 28-0, in minus-22 degree wind chill, gain playoff berth for first time since 1982.
October 12 – Bob Harlan announces that, beginning with the 1995 season, the Packers will leave Milwaukee and play their entire 10-game home schedule at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field.
Lambeau Field Gains National Reputation
June – Lambeau Field is named by Sports Illustrated as the eighth-best venue in the world to watch sports, the only NFL stadium to make the publication’s list of 20.
August 27 – Spectacular 14-foot statues of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi unveiled in plaza outside Atrium.
September 2 – Team names same plaza after Robert E. Harlan
Completion of major renovations throughout the stadium increased capacity from 60,890 in 2001 to 73,094 in 2003. The centerpiece of the renovation was the Lambeau Field Atrium, where many attractions are located today.
50th Anniversary of Lambeau Field
Team announces plans to celebrate 50th anniversary of Lambeau Field, the NFL’s longest-tenured facility. An anniversary logo is created to mark the occasion with plans to feature it prominently, including on uniforms and on the field.
Renovations and Re-Dedications
July 9 – Harlan Plaza rededicated after renovating the front of the stadium
July 17 – New 21,500-square-foot Packers Pro Shop opens
Introducing Something Deliciously Different
July 23 – Packers hold Grand Opening reception to celebrate the years of dedication and hard work put into 1919 Kitchen & Tap.
July 24 – 1919 Kitchen & Tap officially opens its doors to the public, providing the residents of Green Bay and guests of Lambeau Field with an elevated dining experience.
August 21 – Hall of Fame opens its doors to the public, providing guests of Lambeau Field with an innovative approach to exploring the history of the Green Bay Packers.