If there was ever any doubt as to the most fan-friendly sports franchise in the country, this should erase all of it. The Miami Marlins took millions of taxpayer dollars and then trotted out an embarrassment onto the baseball field and the Minnesota Vikings threatened to leave for Los Angeles if the state government did not increase taxes for a new stadium of their own.
However, in the state of Wisconsin, their proud Green Bay Packers football team will never take a dime of taxpayer money unless it is voluntarily handed over. In order to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade Lambeau Field, the organization sold stock in the team. The move not only helped raise the money needed, but it ensured that the Packers will never leave Green Bay — something no other team in the country can promise (sorry, Bears fans).
Here, a member of Sconnie Nation shows us that if one wants, he or she can donate money to Lambeau Field, presumably for annual upkeep or for saving for another major facelift.
Either way, the fact that this fan knows his team isn’t going anywhere — and neither are his tax dollars when they should be being used for schools, hospitals, roads, etc. — has to feel pretty good.
The rest of the country may choose to laugh, but we’ll be laughing loudest when your team parks itself in a billion-dollar, publicly funded stadium in Anaheim. Burn!
Photo courtesy @JakeInWisconsin