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Lambeau Field

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Lambeau Field is the home stadium of the Green Bay Packers professional American football team of the National Football League. Originally constructed in 1957 at an approximate cost of $1,000,000 as City Stadium, it replaced the original City Stadium as the Packers home field. It was renamed Lambeau Field in 1965 as a memorial to Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, the Packers' founder and first coach. A massive reconstruction was begun in 2001 to update the facilities and add more premium and suite seating, but keep the storied playing field of the "frozen tundra", which received its name in a legendary game between the Packers and Dallas Cowboys for the right to represent the NFL in the second Super Bowl. The game was played in temperatures of -16 degrees F and has come to be known as the "Ice Bowl". A highlight film of the game, shown frequently on American television for years afterwards, included in its narration the phrase, "the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field", which has become a catch phrase. The renovation project was completed in 2003. Current capacity is 72,515. Lambeau Field is the longest continuously occupied stadium in the National Football League, in its 48th year (as of 2004). (Soldier Field in Chicago has been the site of a football stadium longer, but was not the home of the Chicago Bears until the 1970s.)

Lambeau Field has in the past represented for the Packers their legendary and overpowering home-field advantage – from its construction until 2003, Green Bay had never lost a postseason game at Lambeau Field.

Whenever the Packers score a touchdown, the Todd Rundgren hit "Bang the Drum all Day" is triggered.

Presidential candidate John F. Kerry made a now infamous gaffe during a 2004 press conference in Green Bay when he referred to the stadium as Lambert Field.

External links

Lambeau Field (http://www.packers.com/lambeau_field/)
Lambeau Cam (http://www.packers.com/lambeau_field/lambeau_cam/)

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