Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Packers Practice Fields
Packers Heritage Trail
—Packing Plant Spur —
In 1937, they created a practice field east of the high school and covered much of the large open area that can be seen just ahead. Two years later, they built a fence around it that bordered Walnut Street and stretched to the East River. It remained the Packers' regular practice field until they moved to Rockwood Lodge, outside Dyckesville, in 1946.
After Rockwood was destroyed by fire in January 1950, the Packers resumed practicing here through 1956.
From 1921 through 1945, the Packers held their preseason workouts in this area every year but one. They held training camp here again in 1950, but practiced on the nearby fields during the regular season from 1951 to 1956.
The Packers also practiced in Joannes Stadium during the 1950s. Built in 1929, Joannes was at one time bounded down the baselines by a wooded grandstand that seated nearly 1,700 fans. During its lifetime, the stadium has served as home to minor league baseball teams in the Wisconsin State and Three-I leagues.
The Cloud Family Foundation
Location. 44° 30.569′ N, 87° 59.58′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on North Baird Street south of Main Street (U.S. 141), on the right when traveling north. 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. City Stadium (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hagemeister Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (approx. ¼ mile away); The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau (approx. ¼ mile 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). 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 Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.