Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Packers Heritage Trail
Packing Plant Spur
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
Bellevue Park was razed in 1928.
John and Rosemary Mortensen
In memory of Russell D. Besaw
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
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. Located on the front of the Jaquet Lumber Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Green Bay - De Pere Antiquarian Society (approx. half a mile away); Curly Lambeau (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. Ύ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
Also see . . . Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.