10 Historical Facts About Green Bay Packers Football

  1. The Green Bay Packers became a football team in 1919, but did not join the pro football league until 1921.
  2. Though this team only has three Super Bowl wins to this date, it has a total of 12 NFL World Championships going back way before the Super Bowl even existed.
  3. The Packers are a non-profit, and they’re also a community-owned team, the only such pro major-league team in the United States.
  4. The trophy awarded each year for the Super Bowl is known as the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Vince Lombardi was the famous coach of the Packers from 1959 to 1967, and general manager in 1968.
  5. In 1968, the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, changed the name of Highland Avenue to Lombardi Avenue, where the Packers’ Lambeau Field sits to this day.
  6. The team was originally named for the Indian Packing Company, which supplied money for equipment and uniforms
  7. The Packers’ home stadium, Lambeau Field, opened its doors in 1957 and was originally called City Stadium.
  8. Lambeau Field is named for Earl “Curly” Lambeau, one of the original founders of the Packers.
  9. The Packers have one of the oldest team names currently still being used in the NFL.
  10. The Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers faced off in the 1967 NFL Championship Game, a famous game that has come down through history known as the Ice Bowl because temperatures were as low as -15 degrees Fahrenheit.