Head to the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers take on the best of the NFL. 2018 marks the Packers 100th season as a football team, and America’s Team is ready to add another Super Bowl victory to their record 13 league championships. This season, Aaron Rodgers leads his fast-paced offense against NFC North Division rivals like the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings as the Pack attempt to make up for missing the playoffs for the first time in 8 years. Whether you’ve been a fan of the Packers since the days of Johnny “Blood” McNally, Bart Starr, or Brett Favre, you are sure to find your place in football history with Green Bay Packers tickets.
In 1919, Earl "Curly" Lambeau secured $500 from his employer, the Indian Packing Company, to found a football team. The Packers’ early years were plagued with financial troubles, but they emerged as a force in 1929 when Curly (as a player-coach) led his team through an undefeated season to their first NFL title. A few years later, wide receiver Don Hutson joined the team and changed the way football is played thanks to his invention of pass patterns and routes—which somehow didn’t exist at that point. In addition to being a phenomenal receiver, Hutson also played safety and actually led the league in interceptions in 1940. After 3 championships and a World War, Hutson hung up his cleats.
The next decade was a bit rough until legendary head coach Vince Lombardi arrived in February of 1959. Quarterback Bart Starr, halfback/kicker Paul Hornung, middle linebacker Ray Nitschke, and linebacker Dave Robinson joined Vince and managed to win 5 world championships in 7 seasons. While Vince Lombardi was known for being a harsh taskmaster, he was also one of the most enlightened coaches of his era, embracing African-American athletes and coaching players off the field as well. After Vince Lombardi left for the New York Giants, the Packers had some trouble—for 25 years. But then everything changed on one fateful day in 1992 when quarterback Don “Magic Man” Majkowski went down with an injury. That’s when Brett Favre stepped in.
With the assistance of wide receiver Sterling Sharpe, defensive end Reggie White, and head coach Mike Holmgren, Favre took the Green Bay Packers to Super Bowl XXXI where they beat the pre-Brady New England Patriots. The next season saw Favre receive another MVP award, but the team ended up losing Super Bowl XXXII to John Elway’s Denver Broncos. Throughout the rest of Favre’s time in Green Bay, the Packers were competitive in their division and NFL Playoffs, but failed to reach the Super Bowl again before Favre’s ignominious departure. After spending 3 years as Brett’s clipboard carrier, Aaron Rodgers was finally handed the ball and hasn’t let go since (except for a few injuries).
Aaron Rodgers doesn’t care if you call him “A-A-Ron” or “12” as long as you say it with a deep respect for the greatest quarterback of all time, which is an undisputed fact for most Packers fans. With 2 league MVPs, a Super Bowl win, and 6 Pro Bowls, Aaron Rodgers is a force of nature that tears through defenses with his out-of-this-world touchdown-to-interception ratio and passer rating (an NFL record). Joining him this year are old favorites linebacker Clay Matthews and offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga along with up-and-coming stars like wide receiver Davante Adams and running back Aaron Jones. As they seek their 14th championship, the Pack must face other greats like Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks as well as Tom Brady. Once they dispatch these lesser foes, the road is clear for a glorious return to the Super Bowl in Atlanta, where the Packers hope to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Whether you want to see them at home, on the road, or in the playoffs, there are plenty of affordable Green Bay Packers tickets available.
Legendary names like Bart Starr, Vince Lombardi, and Reggie White adorn the ring of honor at the NFL’s most storied stadium. Even in the offseason, you have the unique opportunity to experience football history at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Few teams truly capture the essence of their hometowns, but the Green Bay Packers embody the hard-working, blue-collar spirit of Green Bay, Wisconsin. While there are plenty of fun things to do in Green Bay, there’s nothing quite like going to a game or just basking in the glory of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.