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Packers: President Mark Murphy wants Lambeau Field to host a bowl game

June 28, 2016
Tony Fisher is embraced by Packer fans after scoring the winning TD against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 8, 2002 in Green Bay, Wis. wsj/Craig Schreiner PUBLISHED CAPTION 12-9-02 ABOVE: Tony Fisher leaps into the crowd at Lambeau Field after his 14-yard touchdown run with 1 minute, 6 seconds to play Sunday night gave the Packers a victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers, who trailed 13-6 at halftime and 22-13 in the fourth quarter, rallied for the second straight week to win, improving their record to 10-3.
Tony Fisher is embraced by Packer fans after scoring the winning TD against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 8, 2002 in Green Bay, Wis. wsj/Craig Schreiner PUBLISHED CAPTION 12-9-02 ABOVE: Tony Fisher leaps into the crowd at Lambeau Field after his 14-yard touchdown run with 1 minute, 6 seconds to play Sunday night gave the Packers a victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers, who trailed 13-6 at halftime and 22-13 in the fourth quarter, rallied for the second straight week to win, improving their record to 10-3.

Green Bay Packers CEO/President Mark Murphy told reporters on Friday that he wants Lambeau Field to host an annual college football bowl game.

“I’d still like to host a bowl game,” Murphy said. “We’ve talked about it.”

Lambeau Field will host Wisconsin and LSU in the Lambeau Field College Classic on Sept. 3, the first major college football game ever held at the historic stadium.

Murphy said the Packers had discussions with the Big Ten a few years ago, but most of those talks centered around hosting the league’s championship game, which is now played in Indianapolis.

There are only a handful of bowl games held in cold-weather sites, including the Pinstripe Bowl in New York and the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.

The team is seeking to hold more non-Packers events at Lambeau.

“We’d like to do it on a fairly regular basis,” Murphy said. “Lambeau Field was built for football, so we feel pretty good about that. And I think the economic impact of this will be significant -- and significantly more than a normal Packer home game.”

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