GREEN BAY, WI – A different kind of team is on the field at Lambeau this spring. Contractors employed by the city are hard at work installing new video boards at the Green Bay landmark. Due to the Packers’ catastrophic failure in the 2022 season, officials are hoping to distract fans from the sharp decline of the first team to win the Super Bowl with several technological updates to the facility.
“Our season ended early; we had nothing better to do,” explains facility director Casey Colby. “We’re hoping that these new screens at both endzones, the largest scoreboards in the NFL, and increased opportunities to buy beer and brats are enough to keep Cheeseheads pacified.”
Construction crews have been spotted at the iconic football stadium over the last several weeks. Structural steel has already been installed for two new displays, one over each endzone. These displays will be more than twice as wide as their predecessors and the largest in the NFL. The scoreboards on the East and West sides of the arena will also be upgraded, likely to make the numbers more visible to intoxicated attendees. “We really want the big, bright TVs to prevent our guests from remembering Aaron Rogers’ departure,” adds Colby.
In addition to the larger displays, several hundred smaller screens will be scattered throughout the arena in hopes of increasing attendance among the Gen-Z population. These displays, according to Colby, will constantly play Twitch streams of games such as “Subway Surfers,” “Minecraft,” and “Fortnite” during future events. This new feature will debut at this year’s Packer Family Night.
Construction in the stadium district is expected to wrap up before preseason kickoff this August.
Gene Jackitt reporting for Wisconsin News Today