New gate, new sights at Lambeau for Packers preseason opener

When fans go to games at Lambeau Field in 2012, including tonight's preseason home opener against the Cleveland Browns, they'll notice some big changes.  Click on the pictures to see photos and read more about those changes.

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  • GREEN BAY - When fans go to games at Lambeau Field in 2012, including tonight's preseason home opener against the Cleveland Browns, they'll notice some big changes.

    They will see 400 tons of steel to support more than 7,000 new seats being constructed for opening in 2013.

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  • "That's a lot. It's 10 percent of the stadium," explained Packers Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tim Connolly.

    "There's 92,000 people on the waiting list...the new seats are all going to be with arms and backs and cupholders, and we're going to have escalators that go all the way to the top floor."

    There will also be more gates.

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  • One new gate that opens this year is the Bellin Health Gate.

    During games, this gate will be for premium seat holders.

    The rest of the time, there will be a health center inside the gate.

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  • "It has evolved into much more than just a marketing relationship," said George Kerwin, the CEO of Bellin Health.

    "People need to be healthy."

    "Imagine if they were able to offer high schools free baseline testing for all their athletes," suggested Connolly.

    There is even discussion of flu shots at that location.

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  • Another new gate on the south end will be the new Shopko gate which opens in 2013.

    "It's going to make access into the stadium a lot easier," said Paul Jones, the president of Shopko.

    The Packers chose to go local instead of going after a sponsor with more national recognition.

    "We are creating a new neighborhood, and they are your neighborhood store," explained Connolly.

    Click on the picture to see more from the Lambeau renovation.