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Could Lambeau Field’s name ever be changed? Aaron Rodgers says he would never rule it out

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Aaron Rogers describes himself as a “purist” and “traditionalist”, which is why he would never want Lambo Field’s name to be changed or modified in any way.

But, as he said during his speech on Tuesday at “The Pat McAfee Show” he understands that anything is possible when it comes to money.

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“The league is dollars,” the Packers quarterback reminded attendees of the show. “If there are more ways to make dollars and someone wants to come and put their name in the stadium (at Lambo Field)” it can happen.

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The subject of stadium naming rights was brought up when discussion turned to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Packers play against the New York Giants on Sunday in London, England..

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“I don’t want that to happen,” Rogers said of the name change.

During his appearance on the show, Rodgers wore a Man City football jersey with Puma and Etihad Airways logos on the front.

“The NBA went for it and they’re making a ton of money,” Rogers said, referring to how other professional sports leagues use brand logos on their jerseys. “Look at football, they have been doing it for a long time. Title rights and jersey rights for the Premier (league) are incredible royalties that are paid out. Obviously this is good marketing. You see it everywhere.

“Purists and traditionalists like me wouldn’t want to see that, but I think it’s definitely possible.”

When McAfee asked him if he really thought this could happen, Rodgers reiterated, “We are the largest sports business in the state and our operations are spread all over the world. It’s the NFL, man. Look at the ratings in the games.”

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 12, celebrates an overtime victory over the New England Patriots as he leaves the field Sunday, October 2 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 12, celebrates an overtime victory over the New England Patriots as he leaves the field Sunday, October 2 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Lambo Field was formerly known as City Stadium.

Lambo Field it wasn’t always Lambo Field. It opened in 1957 as City Stadium (as the team was called when they previously played their home games at Green Bay East High School). This name remained for eight seasons.

The stadium was renamed in August 1965 in honor of franchise founder Kerley Lambeau, who had died two months earlier. Curley Lambo has played, coached and served as the team’s general manager.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has two playing surfaces.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is also not your traditional place.

It has two different surfaces: a Desso GrassMaster hybrid grass field for football and an artificial turf surface underneath for NFL games and other events.

The stadium is the home ground of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Rodgers said he prefers grass for the playing field.

Rodgers can watch football while in England

Speaking of football while in England, Rodgers said he would like to attend a couple of matches.

While he and his teammates probably won’t have much time to watch on site as they won’t leave Green Bay until Thursday, he may have a chance to see his favorite team – Manchester city.

Manchester City will play Southampton on Saturday at 15:00 (9:00 local time) at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Etihad Stadium is located about 200 miles north of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Rodgers also said he would be interested in attending another match.

USA women’s team on Friday at 20:00 (14:00 local time) at Wembley Stadium in London will play a friendly match against England.

This may be more feasible as Wembley Stadium is only 12 miles west of Tottenham.

Follow Christopher Cuhagen on Twitter at @ckuhagen.

This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Aaron Rodgers says he doesn’t rule out changing Lambo Field’s name




Source: sports.yahoo.com

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