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Packers make room for more fans at Lambeau

(GREEN BAY) Groundbreaking is being held today in Green Bay, as the Packers begin another expansion of Lambeau Field. The Packers remain number one for many children in Green Bay. On practice days, dozens of kids still shout "here" to try to get ...

(GREEN BAY) Groundbreaking is being held today in Green Bay, as the Packers begin another expansion of Lambeau Field.

The Packers remain number one for many children in Green Bay. On practice days, dozens of kids still shout "here" to try to get the players to ride their bicycle from Lambeau to a nearby workout field.

Last month, Green Bay announced a plan to get more young and older Packer backers inside Lambeau. The team will add about 6,000 seats to the south end of the stadium, bringing capacity to about 79,000. Drew Smajda of Appleton says the expansion brings him a little closer to getting a seat.

Shawn Kratevil of Ashwaubenon says he's very happy that the Packers have decided the $140 million expansion can be paid for without taxpayer money.

Packers' fans may fund some of the expansion themselves with higher ticket prices, a stock sale or other fees.

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Some other fans worry the Lambeau expansion will create a parking crunch at the stadium. The packers say nearby private parking lots will see more business. The team also says it will be talking to people who live in homes along stadium drive, very close to the construction noise.

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