A brief history of Lambeau Field renovations
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The team adds fewer seats than in past years while seeking to maximize the financial impact of its expansions. In 1985, the Packers add 72 luxury suites, which increase the stadium’s capacity by 663 seats (to 56,926). In 1990, the team adds another 36 suites and 1,920 club seats in the south end zone, increasing capacity to 59,543. And in 1995, it adds 90 more suites to the north end zone, breaking the 60,000-seat threshold for the first time (60,890).
A major renovation of Lambeau Field puts the stadium’s capacity at 73,142 — an increase of 12,032 seats. The renovation is financed in part by a controversial Brown County sales tax, which voters narrowly approved in a 2000 referendum. The final tab for the improvements: $295 million.
Miron begins work on the recent $145 million Lambeau renovation in September 2011 and continues through July 2013. More than 4,000 tons of structural steel are used during construction, for an average of 27 tons per day.
In March, work begins on the final phase of the current renovation project, which should be completed in June 2015. At a cost of $140.5 million, the project will include a new Packers Pro Shop, a larger Oneida Nation gate that includes a plaza, new locations for the Packers Hall of Fame and Curly’s Pub, and upgrades to the Lambeau Atrium.
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