Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Packers Heritage Trail
Vince Lombardi's introductory press conference was held here. The hotel was the site of the NFL meeting held in Green Bay in 1927. It was the base for the Packers' training camp in 1950. And when Green Bay played host to NFL championship games in 1961, 1965 and 1967, the Northland served as the league's temporary headquarters.
Curly Lambeau lived here at one time and so did a number of Packers players. And nearly every visiting team that came to play the Packers stayed here into the 1970s.
Lombardi addressed the media and the team's board of directors at a luncheon in the Crystal Ballroom on Feb. 3, 1959, six days after he was named the Packers' new head coach. It was at the press luncheon where Lombardi delivered two of his most memorable pronouncements during his time in Green Bay. One was: "I want it understood that I'm in complete command." The other was: "I've never been associated with a loser and I don't expect to be now."
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Location. 44° 30.942′ N, 88° 0.787′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and North Adams Street, on the right when traveling west on Pine Street. Touch 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. Birthplace Of The Packers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Whitney Calhoun (about 500 feet away); Starr-Struck Young Girl Seeks an Autograph (about 600 feet away); Paul Hornung (about 600 feet away); Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings (about 600 feet away); Johnny (Blood) McNally (about 600 feet away); Downtown Green Bay (about 700 feet away); Curly Lambeau's Office Northern Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These were meant to be done in the order listed
Also see . . . Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.