Packers shareholders get first look at Lambeau improvements

GREEN BAY -- More than 12,500 Green Bay Packers fans filed into Lambeau Field Tuesday, July 24th. But there was no football action on the field. Everyone was there for the team's annual shareholders meeting.

Executives with the NFL's only publicly-owned team talked to the shareholders about what's been happening during the off season.

Just months ago, the Packers' fifth stock offering resulted in 268,000 shares being sold. The revenue was being used for $143 million in stadium improvements. Those improvements include two new, high-definition video boards.

"The boards are awesome! They're a lot larger than they used to be, so I'm absolutely amazed at what they're doing," Packers fan/shareholder Tim Johnson said.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says the new video boards will enable fans at the stadium to see the same replay angles the replay referee is viewing. Some of those angles he explains, will not be available on television.

Fans said it was amazing being a part of the exclusive experience.

"Being up here for this is just an amazing experience. Being part owner -- it doesn't get any better than this!" Packers fan/shareholder John Roberts said.

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