Packers shareholders trek to Lambeau
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The license plates on cars parked in the Lambeau Field lot Monday, July 25, showed a diverse group of states, suggesting that Green Bay Packers fans from Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky made the trip to Lambeau for the annual shareholder meeting.
The meeting is an update on the team from the front office. While some fans wanted information on contract extensions for the coach and GM, Packers Team President Mark Murphy stayed tight-lipped on that subject. But Dan Paiga, Packers shareholder, said he wasn't going to worry about what he didn't hear at the meeting.
"I learned that the Packers are doing well, and it should be a great season this year," Paiga said.
The team said it raised about $66 million on the latest stock sale, with part of that money going to pay for new concourse improvements and state-of-the-art video boards
"Instead of that one video board, it’s going to be the whole section," Mary Busch said.
While information about contract extensions and concourse improvements may be interesting to some, others like Tom King just wanted the opportunity to put on some Packers gear and come to Lambeau.
"It’s a nice community of Packers fans, you know everybody cheering and that, I think I was blessed today for some reason," King said.
The Packers said they added about 176,000 new shareholders in the most recent stock sale, and only 17% of them live in Wisconsin. The three states with the most new shareholders are California, Illinois and Texas.