GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) The ongoing renovations at Lambeau Field have been winning rave reviews from fans. Wednesday the same praise from members of the Stadium District Board.
The Green Bay Packers are spending $166 million of their own money on the current phase of construction. Today they gave members of the board a tour of the work recently completed.
Progress at the stadium is evident as the new Packers Pro Shop and a renovated Harlan Plaza opened to fans last month. This afternoon board members viewed these improvements, as well as a new service tunnel built underneath the east concourse, aimed to increase efficiency within the atrium for moving equipment and supplies.
Board members also got to see a new workout area and locker rooms for Lambeau's employees, along with the new American Family Insurance gate, which should help fans reach their seats quicker on game day.
"Looks like it's great," said Ann Patteson, chairwoman of the board. "There are no public dollars, sales tax dollars involved in this phase. The Packers have done this part of the construction on their own and we're impressed by the increased financial strength of the Packers and the related economic benefit to our community."
Board members also got update on the work underway for relocation of the Packers Hall of Fame and Curly's Pub. The hall of fame is closed during construction, while Curly's Pub remains open on a limited basis.
Both should re-open in their new facilities next April.