Packers looking at Lambeau concert for June 2017
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The finishing touches are still being made at Lambeau Field for this weekend's Badgers/LSU football game, however, FOX 11 has learned the Packers are looking at the team's next non-NFL event for the stadium.
Pat Webb, the executive director of the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District Board, tells FOX 11 the Packers are in negotiations to bring another concert to Lambeau Field in June of next year.
Webb said he had no details on what performer the team is considering for the concert.
It's been 14 months since Kenny Chesney rocked Lambeau Field. He's headlined the only two major concerts in the stadium's history.
“It was a very successful event,” said Webb. “It brought a lot of economic activity to the community.”
The Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District Board met at Lambeau Wednesday to discuss the 2017 concert possibility.
“We've been asked to look at our ticket tax,” said Webb. “We went into closed session. The board gave me some direction and I hope to be working with the team and the promoter in the near future.”
There is a 10 percent sales tax for tickets to events at Lambeau Field. In the past, the stadium district board has agreed to rebate a portion of it to the promoter booking the concert.
“You don't always have these opportunities, but I will continue to look at them with the team and hopefully we can have more events like this,” said Webb.
The last two summer concerts Chesney played at Lambeau, the announcements for them came mid-Fall.
The team has said it would like to host one major non-Packers game event at Lambeau each year.
The team hopes more college football will be in the future as well. A team spokesperson at the stadium district board meeting said the team has been talking with Barry Alvarez about a future return trip for the Badgers after this weekend.