Earl Lambeau - Lambeau's Legacy
Lambeau's legacy, the Packers football team, is still going strong. Lambeau took the team from playing in front of crowds of 4,000 to 5,000 in its early days to playing for almost 25,000 fans in the mid-1930s; today, because of television, millions of fans watch every game.
The team is famed not only for winning division championships and Super Bowls, but also for the intense loyalty of its fans. The Packers are completely owned by their fans and by the Green Bay community, and the team is run as a nonprofit venture. Team bylaws, beloved and supported by fans, prevent the team from being moved to any other town. Season tickets are passed on through families as cherished legacies, and all home games are sold out. And when the outdoor stadium at Lambeau Field, known as "The Frozen Tundra," fills up with snow after winter storms, an army of fans arrives to cheerfully shovel it out.