http://packersnews.greenbaypressgazette ... /110825163
Will let you look at the article, but the Packers are looking at adding 6600 new seats to Lambeau Field for the 2013 season. The $143 million project will be probably financed internally, perhaps by a new sale of Packer stock (the last sale was in 1997, when I got my one share for $215).
The Packers have ruled out going back to local voters for money but could tap into an NFL fund for expansion, however, other NFL owners have almost tapped out that fund. Therefore, the stock sale may be the best way to raise the capital -- but it would require some approval by the NFL and various legal/government authorities. The price of Packer stock if offered has not been determined. This would be the fifth stock sale in Packer history.
Packer stock is basically valueless. You can't sell or trade it (beyond transferring it to a spouse or child). No dividends; used to be a limit of one share per person but that has been changed (holders of stock prior to 1997 got something like a 2000 to 1 stock dividend, so they still remain the largest owners percentage-wise of the Packers). And if the Packers are sold or fold up, the money used to go to build a War Memorial in Green Bay (which locals used to say could also finance the war itself to memorialize), but since has changed to go to a charitable foundation. Doesn't even move you up on the ticket waiting list.
All that said, the stock will sell out in a couple months.
By the way, my seats at Lambeau are in this artist's drawing. Basically, if you find the Packer logo at the left (which is the tunnel where the Packers take the field) and go about halfway between that and the new seats on the top and maybe go over slightly to the right, you'll find Section 133, Row 55. Oh, and this picture also shows the historic south end zone ... December 31, 1967 ... 13 seconds left ... -13 below (The Ice Bowl) ... Starr takes the snap ... Touchdown, Green Bay!