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    Lambeau Field not likely to expand soon

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    Lambeau Field not likely to expand soon
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    Last update: March 28, 2007 – 8:56 AM

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers chairman Bob Harlan says he's content to keep the capacity of Lambeau Field where it is for the time being.
    But John Jones, who is scheduled to take over as head of the team later this year, said he is not ruling out expansion in the future.

    The two commented in interviews with the Green Bay Press-Gazette while attending a National Football League owners meeting in Phoenix.

    The Packers averaged 70,719 fans per regular-season game last season to break their record. They have sold out every home game in Green Bay since 1960, and have a season ticket waiting list of approximately 71,500.

    Lambeau Field's capacity went from 60,890 to 72,922 with its recent renovation.

    "When we were doing the project, I kept telling (the builders), I don't want more than 70,000," Harlan said. "I thought 70,000 was a good number. If you look around the league, 65,000 has almost become the key number."

    Harlan pointed to the Buffalo Bills, which had five television blackouts last year. If a team does not sell out a home game within 72 hours of kickoff, the NFL imposes a blackout.
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    Re: Lambeau Field not likely to expand soon

    The Packers averaged 70,719 fans per regular-season game last season to break their record. They have sold out every home game in Green Bay since 1960, and have a season ticket waiting list of approximately 71,500.
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