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