Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Packers Heritage Trail
Before East High School and City Stadium were built, Hagemeister Park included the tract of land from Baird Street east and Walnut Street north to the East River.
In 1919 the Packers played on a sandlot with no fence or seating. In 1920 they enclosed he field with a wooden fence so they could charge admission. But after the season ended, the ballpark was torn down.
It was rebuilt in the spring of 1921 for the local baseball team. When the Packers were admitted in late August of that year to what is now the NFL, its seating capacity was enlarged to about 3,500.
The Packers played their first league game at Hagemeister on Oct. 23, 1921, beating the Minnesota Marines, 7-6, before a packed house.
Construction began on East High in 1923 roughly where the football field had been located.
Their were several buildings in Hagemeister Park. One was the clubhouse, a social center located at the corner of Baird and Walnut streets. Another was the Armory, which the Packers used as a locker room and indoor practice facility. The Armory was destroyed by fire Christmas morning, 1926.
In memory of
George and Marguerite Kress
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
Location. 44° 30.439′ N, 87° 59.673′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of North Baird Street and East Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north on North Baird Street. Click for map. Northwest corner of East High School. 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. City Stadium (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Packers Practice Fields (approx. 0.2 miles away); Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (approx. 0.4 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 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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