Heritage Trail Monument Construction Begins
GREEN BAY -- The Heritage Trail Foundation broke ground today on a brand new centerpiece for downtown Green Bay.Photo: Video by nbc26.com
GREEN BAY -- The Heritage Trail Foundation broke ground today on a brand new centerpiece for downtown Green Bay.
The new monument will serve as the starting point for the Packers Heritage Trail which consists of commemorative plaques around the city. The 53-foot-long monument will have goal posts and statues of memorable players.
"We put up 22 plaques last year that tell about the history of the Packers that took place primarily downtown that involved the community and now we're just going to tell that story on a grander scale," said Cliff Christl, the President of the Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
The monument will also feature a glass wall etched with images from the team's beginnings. It's expected to cost about $500,000 to build.
The Foundation expects construction to be completed by August. Christl says though that the Foundation has recieved more donations than expected and they may be able to start adding extra statues to the monument around Thanksgiving.