Packers have 17,000 shares of stock remaining

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers have just 17,000 shares of stock available before its latest stock sale closes on Wednesday, February 29th. And now, Packers fans in Canada have the option of buying as well.

In a news release issued Monday morning, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said, “Since launching our sale in the United States, we’ve received a lot of interest from our fans in Canada. After receiving approval from the NFL, we have now clarified the regulatory requirements in Canada and are excited to offer ownership to our fans there.”

All proceeds from the offering will go toward the expansion of Lambeau Field, a $143 million project that includes approximately 6,700 seats, new video boards and two new gates, and will be complete for the 2013 season.

A traditional loan also will finance the project, and the team may also obtain funding from the NFL and the stadium district’s user fee program.