Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, there's arguably no other venue in the NFL with the ambiance that Lambeau Field has. Opened in 1957, the stadium was originally called "City Field." Eight years later, the name changed to "Lambeau," in honor long-time Packers head coach Curly Lambeau.
An outdoor stadium in one of the league's northernmost cities, Lambeau Field is a venue for true football fans, especially during the cold Sundays of December and January.
Despite its age, Lambeau Field has undergone numerous renovations in its history to modernize the facilities for both spectators and players. The most recent renovations came in 2013, when about 7,000 seats were added to the southern end zone. Lambeau Field is now the fourth-largest stadium in the NFL, as far as seating is concerned, with a capacity of 80,978.
One popular tradition that Green Bay players partake in after scoring a touchdown is what's called the "Lambeau Leap." It consists of the player jumping into the first row of seats behind the end zone after scoring the touchdown to celebrate with the fans - it has become a staple at home games since it originated in 1993.
Visiting Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field hosts eight regular season home games throughout the season (and potentially home playoff games), but Packers and NFL football fans can also arrange to take tours of the facility on non-game days. The venue offers three types of tours - general tours, champion's tours, and legendary tours. The general stadium tour is the most basic, beginning in the atrium then proceeding to a private suite and then on to the football field.
Champion's tours are a step up from the general tour - they last for about 90 minutes and include more of the football field. Then there's the legendary tours, which last for 2 hours and also include visits to the press box and visitor's locker room.