The Birth of a Team
August 11 & 14
Packers were first organized by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun over the course of two meetings in the editorial rooms of the old Green Bay Press-Gazette building.
The Packers held their first official practice.
The Packers played their first game, which was held at Hagemeister Park. The team went on to finish the season with a 10-1 record.
Joining the NFL
The Packers were awarded a franchise in the American Professional Football Association (now known as the NFL).
With Green Bay’s franchise deeply in debt following a weather-plagued season, local football boosters set in motion plans for a stock sale to save the team. The publicly owned Green Bay Football Corporation emerged, later becoming Green Bay Packers Inc.
The Packers finished the season 12-0-1 and won their first NFL title, the first of three straight NFL titles from 1929-1931.
Green Bay City Stadium, which would eventually become Lambeau Field, was constructed and completed just in time for the season opener, a 21-17 Packers victory over the Bears.
Renaming of a Stadium
City Stadium was renamed Lambeau Field to honor the Packers’ founder and first coach, Earl "Curly" Lambeau.
The Packers won the league’s first-ever Super Bowl title against the Chiefs.
In minus 13-degree temperatures, the Packers defeated the Cowboys in the last seconds of the game known as the “Ice Bowl,” clinching their third consecutive NFL title and advancing to the second Super Bowl, where they would defeat Oakland.
The Lambeau Leap
LeRoy Butler invented the "Lambeau Leap" and Packers shut out the Los Angeles Raiders, 28-0, to gain a playoff berth for first time since 1982. The Lambeau Leap remains one of the most renowned celebrations in all of sports, epitomizing the connection between the Packers and their fans.
Rebirth of a Legend
After the multi-year Lambeau Field redevelopment and renovation project was complete, Lambeau Field was officially rededicated at halftime of the Packers’ home opener. The centerpiece of the renovation was the Lambeau Field Atrium, where many attractions are located today.
50th Anniversary of Lambeau Field
The Packers celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lambeau Field, the NFL’s longest-tenured stadium. An anniversary logo helped to mark the occasion and was featured prominently throughout the season on uniforms and on the field.
Renovations and Re-dedications
Lambeau Field underwent a five-year expansion and renovation project that saw the debut of the South End in 2013, which added 7,000 new seats. As part of the project, the Lambeau Field Atrium was reimagined, adding a new 21,500-square foot Packers Pro Shop in 2014 and a new Packers Hall of Fame museum in 2015.
Introducing Something Deliciously Different
After closing the Lambeau Field Atrium’s original restaurant, Curly’s Pub, as part of the Atrium renovation project, the Packers developed a new concept for a restaurant to provide the residents of Green Bay and guests of Lambeau Field with an elevated dining experience. Inspired by the local community and the rich history of the Packers, the gastropub is a tribute to the year the team was organized and complements Lambeau Field’s welcoming, comfortable atmosphere, with a variety of nods to Packers history. 1919 Kitchen & Tap officially opened its doors to the public on July 24, 2015.
Celebrating 100 Years
The Green Bay Packers celebrated the team’s 100th birthday with a celebration in the Lambeau Field Atrium, capping off more than a year of festivities in honor of the team’s 100th season.
Our StoryTom Binga2023-05-03T02:45:59+00:00