The Green Bay Packers on Wednesday will dedicate the newly redesigned plaza in front of Lambeau Field, which is named for former Packers president and CEO Bob Harlan.
The larger, reconfigured plaza, where the Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi statues have new homes, is now at street level and farther west than in the past. The new plaza will open to the public on July 17.
Bob Harlan Plaza originally was dedicated in September 2003.
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Work continues on the Pro Shop, which will occupy a new ground floor created by the excavation of the landscaping in front of Harlan Plaza. It will front Lombardi Avenue, running the length of the Atrium, from the east parking lot to the north end of the Miller gate. The Pro Shop is also scheduled to open July 17.
A 50-foot-tall Lombardi Trophy replica will greet visitors at the stadium's new East Gate, which replaces the former players' entrance off the east parking lot. The trophy will be visible through 55-foot windows from Oneida Street.
The entrance includes stairs and escalators to the atrium's main floor, one level up.
This renovation also will include a new restaurant, which will be where the Pro Shop stands, and a new Packers Hall of Fame, which will move from the basement to the second floor, where Curly's Pub is now. The Hall of Fame is closed, but Curly's will remain open through this football season.
Those improvements are part of a $166 million renovation, which follows on the heels of a $146 million renovation, which included nearly 7,000 new south end-zone seats, new digital scoreboards and other improvements.