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City Stadium

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
City Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 13, 2012
1. City Stadium Marker
Inscription. 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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City Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 13, 2012
2. City Stadium Marker
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Green Bay Packers
June 2012
 
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 30.483′ N, 87° 59.62′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of North Baird Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north on North Baird Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagemeister Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Packers Practice Fields (about 600 feet away); Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau (approx. 0.4 miles away); Riverside Ballroom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant (approx. half a mile away); Bellevue Park (approx. half a mile away); Cnesses Israel Synagogue (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
City Stadium image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
3. City Stadium

 
Categories. Sports
 
City Stadium Playing Field image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 13, 2012
4. City Stadium Playing Field
NFL Hall of Fame Members Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 13, 2012
5. NFL Hall of Fame Members Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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