GREEN BAY (WITI) -- Construction crews have turned their focus indoors at Lambeau field. Doors and counters are already up in the new south end zone suites. Work is also coming along on the new concession stands and premium seating areas.
"You know, you see that space, you walk around today, if you looked at it a year ago, at that time, the steel was coming up out of the ground to help support the new scoreboard from last season, now the structure's done, and the building is to the point where it's all fine tuning," Hammes Company Vice President Stuart Zadra said.
Stadium District Board members toured the construction Monday afternoon, March 11th.
Beyond the new amenities, the addition means at least 3,500 fans will be coming off the season ticket waiting list. Packers officials say several hundred of the 6,700 new seats will be taken by current season ticket holders. That means those coming off the list will have some options.
"The bulk will go to the 700 level of the new section, but there will be some seats in the bowl that'll be available to those coming off the waiting list as well. Not everyone on the waiting list, the names that actually come up, do opt to buy the tickets. So we know for sure we'll be reaching out to more than 3,500 and that number could grow based on those who decline," Packers spokesperson Aaron Popkey said.
Popkey says the finalized list should be complete by this summer. The entire project is expected to be done in time for Family Night.