The Packers Thursday morning announced expansion plans for Lambeau Field, a project that will include approximately 6,600 new seats in the south endzone and a new gate and rooftop viewing platform in the north endzone.
The project, with a projected cost of approximately $130 million, will get underway with a Sept. 1 groundbreaking and be complete for the 2013 season. The Packers will fund the project, with no involvement of public tax money, including general and sales taxes.
"We're excited to begin work on the expansion of Lambeau Field," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "This project will benefit the Packers and our fans through two new gates for better stadium entry and exit, additional seats and updated amenities, as well as more gameday crowd noise focused on our opponents. It also will benefit our community, initially through construction jobs, but also in the long term through the increased economic impact of additional fans coming to Packers games each year."
All told, the projects represent more than $143 million of Lambeau Field enhancements and improvements, all funded without public tax money.