Green Bay Packers – the team

The incredible journey of Green Bay Packers began in August 1919. This is after the Indian Packing Company became the sponsor of local pro football team. In 1921, the team was granted membership in the National Football League (NFL).

Today, Green Bay Packers is ranked as the third oldest team in NFL. The long journey through history can be defended as one big struggle. The team and its fun have had moments of joy and deepest sorrow from defeats. However, they remain one of the best team with stability on and off the field.

There have been many players and coaches, but two coaches are the dominant figures in the Packers epic story (Lambeau and Lombardi) who brought strings of titles home. These include three straight titles in 1929, 1930 and 1931. The second one came in 1965, 1966 and 1967. They also won the NFL championship in 1961 and 1962. Some of the other coaches were Rough Rhodes, Sherman Tenure, Holmgren, Gregg, Starr Trek, Dan Devine and Phil Bengtson.

Green Bay is still a small city of less than a 100,000 people. However, when it comes to sport, they are seen as dinosaurs as they take head to head with other big cities of professional football sports franchises. The community now owns the team which remain in the NFL.

Between 1937-1994, the Packers played their home games in two cities. Most of the games were played in Green Bays Lambeau Filed and the others as Milwaukee County Stadium. Today the team paly exclusively in Lambeau Field.

The Packers first played on a small field in Green Bay and later in 6000 capacity stadium in 1925. The City Stadium was expanded to reach a capacity of 2500. On September 1957 the team dedicated a modern stadium with 32, 150 seats, and costing one million USA dollars. Since then, the field has been expanded and renovated severally.

The Packers are finally sound off the field competing in the rich NFL franchise. They have been at the top of pro football since 1996 winning the Super Bowl XXX1. They brought the trophy home the fourth time in 2010 after deafening Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.