Lambeau Field to Host LSU Tigers in 2016

Lambeau Field

Dec 11, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; General view of statute of Curly Lambeau before the game between the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The LSU Tigers have had the privilege to play in a number of special environments and historic stadiums, but the news that the Tigers and the Wisconsin Badgers will play in Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers in 2016, may be the most historic.

“We’re honored to be able to host two storied college football programs at Lambeau Field,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “It will be an exciting weekend for football fans at our historic stadium. The Green Bay community will serve as an excellent host and we all look forward to seeing fans from both teams that weekend.”

The game between the Tigers and Badgers is scheduled for Sept. 3, 2016 and will be the first college football game to be played inside the stadium where Vince Lombardi strolled the sidelines and legends from Bart Starr to Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers called home since Nov. 19, 1983.

Details regarding tickets and game time information will be released at a later date, but you can expect this to be quite the atmosphere and a sellout in the NFL’s third largest stadium with an official seating capactiy of 80,750 according to Vic Ketchman of Packers.com.

This exposure in the Midwest could also serve as an opportunity to strengthen recruiting in the area with all the extra attention that will be paid to what undoubtedly will be one of the games of the year. This is very cool and I would like to see more colleges playing in historic NFL stadiums.

Topics: Football, Lambeau Field, LSU Tigers

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