The Packers have announced their plans for Titletown District park that will be set up just west of historic Lambeau field on 34 acres. The organization is investing about $65 million into the project with investments from all parties coming out to between $120-130 million according to the Packers website.
In addition to providing an even better game day environment for fans, the park will also provide year round entertainment and recreational space for the community, versatile space for the Green Bay community to utilize, as well as fitness-related activities and cultural opportunities.
Included in the park will be a plaza, an activity area, a playground for kids, and a multi-use sports field. While all of those look to be fun, the crown jewel of the park will be the 300-foot sledding hill and 14,200 square foot skating area. According to Packers.com, "Two buildings will provide the slope for the hill, with the main building housing a warming lodge and snack bar on the ground level and event space on the second level. A second building will contain skate and tube rental operations."
Only in Green Bay would that idea not only work, but people are also very, very excited about it.
As for some of the other areas, the area designated for activities will be a hub of games like horseshoes, bocce ball, ping pong, corn hole (or bean bag toss as some call it), shuffleboard, and a variety of other options. The 36,000 square-foot playground will be Play 60 themed with football-specific equipment and a place where kids can run the 40-yard dash.
Phase one of Titletown includes the addition of a hotel, Hinterland restaurant and a sports medicine clinic will be completed in the summer of 2017.