While in Wisconsin this weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the historic home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. What better way to ring in the new season of professional football than a visit to one of it’s most storied stadiums and franchises. It also, seemed fitting to visit the home of the only publicly owned NFL Franchise on Labor Day weekend. I was blown away by the History of Success (winningest franchise in NFL history with 13 Championships), personal touch and care of this gem of a very small community. While Green Bay is the smallest market in the NFL, it currently generates the 10th highest revenue of all franchises. During the recent sale of stock, which ended February of 2012, the Franchise had added 250,000 new shareholders. All of these proceeds are being put back in to the current renovations of Lambeau Field (which among other things, include the addition of several thousand new stadium seats). In addition to the public stock revenue, much of the Packers’ revenue comes from it’s #1 selling pro-shop in the NFL, and by providing paid public tours and renting out event space for events to the general public. By taking a tour around the stadium (and down onto the field), I gained a new appreciation for the rich history of this franchise and what it means to the citizens of Green Bay, as well as all of Wisconsin.