Karen Lasater of Pound, Wis. became the one-millionth visitor to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame today. She and her four grandchildren, Rachel, Easton, Paige and Payton, were visiting Green Bay to watch Packers Training Camp.
Beyond the celebratory balloons, football cupcake and a custom jersey enshrined with “HOF 1M Fan”, Lasater was surprised when Packers Hall of Fame and Stadium Tour Manager Krissy Zegers presented her with a lifetime membership to the Packers Hall of Fame.
“You’re kidding,” Lasater said. “I never expected any of this to happen today. It’s a good thing I decided to come over here when I did!”
Lasater said that she had been to the Hall before, but it was many years ago when it was located elsewhere. After spending some time out at Nitschke Field with her grandchildren, she wanted them to experience the team history that can be seen while walking through the over 25,000 square feet of Packers artifacts.
Many people did the same last year, as the Hall welcomed more than 156,000 visitors during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
The group finished their day at Curly’s Pub where President/CEO Mark Murphy made a surprise visit.
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The Packers Hall of Fame is located one level below the main Lambeau Field Atrium floor. For hours of operation and more info, please visit http://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/hall-of-fame/visit.html.
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