GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Lambeau Field may be the most iconic venue in all of professional sports. It's the oldest continually used stadium in the NFL, first opening in 1957 as the new City Stadium and hosting the Green Bay Packers and their fans ever since.
But with that level of prestige comes the need for upkeep and upgrades. That's why the Packers set out on a 286.5 million expansion project beginning in September 2011 that will be fully completed in June 2015.
The first phase, however, which includes 7,000 new seats, will be ready by the time Green Bay has its first preseason game in August.
With five months left to finish construction, there is still plenty of work to be done. Clearing away the vast amount of dust and debris currently scattered throughout the stadium's highest level (the new ninth floor) seems like a five-month project by itself. Glass windows have not yet replaced the plastic that's up, the floors are still just concrete and the bathrooms don't have toilets or sink...