Packers show off completed Lambeau Field suite renovations
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Even if you've sat in a Lambeau Field suite before, it's once again a brand new experience.
“It looks bright,” said Bryan Wojciechowski of Oconomowoc. “I love the windows. It's awesome.”
Over the past two offseasons, the Packers spent $55 million to renovate its premium seating areas.
“We gutted the suites, essentially down to the studs, and rebuilt them out,” said Jason McDonough, the team’s director of ticketing and premium seating.
From new kitchen appliances, to updated technology, the suites underwent a complete redesign. For example, all new smart TVs are now operated with this tablet, which you can also use to have items brought to you from the Packers Pro Shop.
The team made changes based on fan feedback and touring other stadiums across the country.
“We went to New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, so we took a real broad approach and benchmarked teams across various leagues,” said McDonough.
The biggest change is fans can now have the suite's glass windows opened, bringing them closer to the action on the field.
“I think that makes the feel so much more authentic, the experience, because you can hear the crowd, you can hear the cheers, you can hear everything,” said Kate Candee of Campbellsport.
The renovations aren't just inside the suites. The hallways outside the suites were also upgraded, including the addition of brand new original artwork, showing off some of the major moments in Packers history.
“Again enhances the experience of not only of traveling to your suite or your club seats, but it really tells a story and the history of the Packers," said McDonough.
McDonough says the low-end cost for a suite during the preseason is $6,200. A high-end suite during the regular season can cost up to $21,000.