Packers propose naming street after Ron Wolf
ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- Lombardi Avenue, Brett Favre Pass...and Ron Wolf Way?
The Green Bay Packers are proposing to name a street in their Titletown District after the hall of fame general manager credited with resurrecting the franchise in the 1990s.
The section of road in question is between Brookwood Drive and Blue Ridge Drive that was relocated to improve access and traffic flow in the Titletown District. The team says its proposal has already been reviewed by the Village of Ashwaubenon's plan commission. The full village board is scheduled to take up the proposal Aug. 22.
“We’re excited to have this proposal before the village,” Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy said in a news release. “The road will be appropriately named in honor of Ron Wolf’s tremendous impact on the Packers organization.”
Wolf served as executive vice president and general manager for the Packers from 1991-2001. Key moves he made included hiring Mike Holmgren as head coach, trading for quarterback Brett Favre and signing free agent defensive end Reggie White. During Wolf's tenure, the Packers had the second-best record in the NFL and won their first Super Bowl in 29 years.
Naming streets after Packers figures has become a tradition in the Lambeau Field neighborhood. Among the names are Lombardi Avenue, Holmgren Way, Mike McCarthy Way and Brett Favre Pass.
The Packers say the cost of street signs fits into the existing budget for the development, and there are no homes or businesses on the road, so no addresses will need to be changed.
The Titletown District is about 34 acres of land west of Lambeau Field the Packers are developing.