Green Bay Lives Up to Its Titletown Billing

By Michael J. Solender, November 15, 2018

Championships love to call Green Bay, Wisconsin, home.

The third-largest town in America’s Dairyland has just over 100,000 residents, yet their beloved Green Bay Packers have won 13 National Football League Championships, including four Super Bowl titles. Their unprecedented winning proficiency has earned the city the well-deserved moniker of Titletown, USA.

Football’s not the only game in this town however, as Green Bay shows off championship event venues, attractions, activities and hospitality for a bevy of sports from curling to cornhole.

“Everyone knows us for our NFL Green Bay Packers and that is clearly what puts us on the map when it comes to sports,” says Brad Toll, president & CEO of the Greater Green Bay CVB. “Historic Lambeau Field is on a lot of people’s bucket lists, whether they are a Packers fan or not, they want to come out and see it. Yet, for us to say bring your event, there’s no better place to win a championship than Titletown USA. This is a big draw for rights holders around the country and around the world.”

Toll notes Green Bay has hosted events including Spartan Race, Olympic trials in hockey, speed skating and figure skating and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state girls’ basketball tournament, volleyball and wrestling. In 2018, Green Bay hosted to the Johnsonville Cornhole Championships and the LPGA Thornberry Creek Classic in neighboring Oneida.

Green Bay ice venue, the Cornerstone Community Center, regularly hosts curling bonspiels and was the site of the United States Men’s Curling Championship in 2013. The 2018 USA Hockey Boys Tier 2 18U Nationals Championships were also held in Green Bay, cementing their rep as a fantastic four-season sports destination.

Touring & Meeting at Historic Lambeau Field

“Green Bay is an especially wonderful destination for youth sporting events because we have so many fantastic attractions and activities for the entire family to enjoy in between games and matches,” says Brenda Krainik, director of marketing and communication at the Greater Green Bay CVB.

Chief among those is Lambeau Field, home to the NFL greats, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, and amazing meeting and event space for groups sized from five to more than 1000.

Open daily year-round for touring (save Christmas and game days), Lambeau is unlike any other football stadium. This sporting mecca and home of the only nonprofit, community owned major league professional sports team in the U.S. offers distinctive stadium tours allowing visitors to get up close and personal with 100 years of Packers history. Sky-boxes, classic Packers portraiture, and even a trip through the field entry tunnel are all part of this unique experience.

A visit to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (group discounts available) located on-site at Lambeau caps the experience with top-drawer exhibits including a recreation of legendary coach Vince Lombardi’s office, video interviews with scores of players, Packers’ ephemera then-and-now and game-day memorabilia from historic battles.

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