GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The reaction at the time bordered on hysteria. Green Bay Packers fans were desperate to get their hands on a box of "Frozen Tundra" turf that had recently been removed from Lambeau Field. Cars were backed up for blocks around the stadium, all waiting in line with the hope that they'd make it to the front before it was sold out.
Sixteen years later, many fans still cherish their piece of Packers history that they purchased for 10 on that cold January day in 1997.
"We have it in the box on our display case," said 37-year-old Chris Asher, who now lives in Missouri. "We're kind of memorabilia collectors. I have a helmet that my husband got me that's signed by the Packers team from that year, and (the Frozen Tundra) is right next to that."
Anthony Hartel of Sturgeon Bay was 4 years old when he went with his father to purchase five boxes of the sod from Lambeau Field.
"We have ours planted in the backyard," said Hartel, now 20. "We have a stake down to mark it so we...