“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Bellevue Park

Packers Heritage Trail


—Packing Plant Spur —

Bellevue Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 13, 2012
1. Bellevue Park Marker
Inscription. Bellevue Park served as the Packers' home field from 1923 to 1924 and was the site of the first Packers-Bears game played in Green Bay.

Bellevue Park was built in less than three weeks in the spring of 1923 with wood salvaged from the stands at Hagemeister Park, where the Packers had previously played. Bellevue was built for baseball and reconfigured for the Packers later that year.

Capacity was listed at a little more than 3,300, but nearly 4,500 fans squeezed into the park's cramped quarters when the Packers entertained the Chicago Bears on Oct. 14, 1923. At that point, the two teams had played only once before - in Chicago in 1921 when the Bears were still named the Staleys.

The Packers lost that first game in Green Bay, 3-0. The rivalry grew into the most storied in the National Football League.

The ballpark here bordered the street with the field running north and south. At the north end there was a barn decorated with a Bellevue Ice Cream sign. To the west was the former Hagemeister Brewery bottling house. However, the Packers played here during Prohibition when the company went under the name Hagemeister Food Products. Later, it was changed again to Bellevue Food Products.

Bellevue Park was razed in 1928.

Sponsored by:
John and Rosemary Mortensen
In memory
Bellevue Park Marker and Jauquet Lumber Building image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 13, 2012
2. Bellevue Park Marker and Jauquet Lumber Building
of Russell D. Besaw
Erected 2012.
Location. 44° 30.267′ N, 87° 59.064′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 141) south of Brook Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the front of the Jaquet Lumber Office. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54302, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Riverside Ballroom (about 700 feet away); City Stadium (approx. half a mile away); Hagemeister Park (approx. half a mile away); Packers Practice Fields (approx. half a mile away); Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cnesses Israel Synagogue (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Green Bay.
Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
Categories. Sports
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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