Lambeau Field Expansion: 6,600 New Seats, Possible Stock Sale
The Green Bay Packers announced plans to expand [intlink id="183" type="category"]Lambeau Field[/intlink] yesterday and here are the most important points for fans — the project will add 6,600 new seats and the team is considering a stock sale to help finance them.
The new seats will be located in the south end zone and will be finished in 2013. Loans and possible user fees are expected to finance the project, but the team will also consider a stock sale — the first since 1997.
When the project is complete, Lambeau Field will be the NFL’s fourth-largest stadium with more than 79,000 seats. Lambeau is currently the league’s 11th largest venue.
So who gets the new seats?
Unfortunately, probably not you.
People who have season tickets in the bowl will get first crack at them. They can move some or all of their seats to the new area.
Those on the season ticket waiting list, which are more than 86,000 people, will get the next opportunity to purchase the seats.