The NFL’s Green Bay Packers want to attract fans year-round to the Lambeau Field area, and one way to do this is working with the Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) on a new ballpark as part of a larger entertainment complex in the area.
The Packers are in the early stages of working out a Titletown development around the stadium, and it may be a little premature to be discussing the prospects of a new Green Bay ballpark, although the Packers say they have approached Bullfrogs owner Jeff Royle about the project. Again, we’re talking about things very early in the process: there’s no actual ballpark pitch on the table.
The Bullfrogs have been working on their own downtown Green Bay $12-million ballpark project, located on the shores of the Fox River. That project has run into some financial issues with private investment, leading city aldermen to look to public sources of financing. Rolling that effort into a larger Titletown venture with the city participating with Brown County and a private developer certainly helps address the financial concerns, but it removes what could be an exciting downtown development from the equation.
he Bullfrogs are in the fifth year of a five-year lease for Joannes Stadium.
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