The long and eventful history of the Packers of Green Bay started when, in August of 1919, the local Indian Packing Company decided to sponsor the first professional football team under Earl Lambeau’s leadership. A couple of years after, the team became a member of the NFL. But while the team came to be the 3rd oldest in professional football, its road to success was not without ups and downs. Until recently, they had to brave challenges, defeats, and disappointments and fight hard for survival and stability both on and off the field. The best place to watch your beloved Packers is at the Best Sports Bars In Milwaukee.
Leading the Packers to eleven National Football League championships, which include three straight victories in ‘29, ‘30 and ‘31 and another triple win record string in ‘65, ‘66 and ‘67, are Lambeau and Vince Lombardi who are two of the most prominent figures in Green Bay’s history and are both enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kicking off the Packers’s franchise years in the 60s are their NFL championships in ‘61 and ‘62. The team was also among the annual championship contenders during the latter part of the 1930s and early 1940s, within which period they bagged 4 divisional crowns plus NFL titles in ‘36, ‘39 and ‘44.
The Packers also produced pro football history’s first great pass receiver, Don Hutson, who was also enducted in the Hall of Fame along with other long-time Green Bay players such as Tony Canadeo, Arnie Herber, Cal Hubbard, Mike Michalske, & Clarke Hinkle. Other Hall of Fame Packers 1960s players include Jim Taylor, Bart Starr, Forrest Gregg, Ray Nitschke, Herb Adderley, Jim Ringo, Willie Davis, Paul Hornung, Henry Jordan and Willie Wood, among others. WR James Lofton, DL Reggie White & Dave Robinson (linebacker) were also elected to the Hall.
Green Bay is a small city that made big history in the major league professional franchises as the home of the Packers, a non-profit, community-owned org in the National Football League. The Packers started playing in a few of small fields in GB and then moved to a 6,000-seat City Stadium, which eventually expanded to a quarter million seating capacity. On September 29, 1957, a million dollar stadium with a capacity of 32,150 was dedicated by the Packers. In 1965, the Green Bay Facility was officially named as the Lambeau Field, which had gone through a series of expansions and renovations until it reached its present capacity.
Over the years, the Packers have successfully managed to achieve financial stability and reach remarkable historical milestones on and off the field. Their 1996 Super Bowl XXXI victory put the Packers back at the top of the pro football arena, and in 2010, marking their fourth Super Bowl win, Green Bay won against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With all the wins and losses, successes and failures, victories and defeats they’ve experienced on and off the field, the Green Bay packers definitely made a powerful statement of how a small-city team can grow big in strength and in unity.