Thursday brought the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to the most recent phase of the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field construction, one that brought another 7,000 or so seats to the south end zone underneath a massive new scoreboard and HD video screen. As we noted earlier this week, the stadium now has the third-highest capacity in the NFL (80,750).
My understanding, based on conversations with sources, is that a picture is worth 1,000 words. So as a public service, I wanted to give you a chance to see the new section for yourself, courtesy of Packers.com.
You'll notice the section has actual seatbacks, as opposed to the traditional bleachers throughout most of the stadium bowl. My understanding is that quite a few season ticket holders opted to move into the new section, for that and other reasons.
All told, the project cost $146 million. The next phase of construction will include an enlarged Pro Shop and Packers Hall of Fame.
This slideshow on Packers.com provides additional glimpses of the new sections.