Green Bay Packers’ Support of Public Workers Reflect Publicly Owned History

February 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Whether you like football or not, most people know that the Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl XLV Champions.
However, it is a good bet that only true sports history buffs, or ardent Packers fans are aware that Green Bay is the NFL’s only publicly owned franchise.
How else could you explain the existence of a team in Green Bay, Wis., the 268th most populated city in America? 
For a comparison, Arlington, Texas, the site of this year’s Super Bowl, has four times as many people than Titletown, USA.
During the NFL’s early years, other teams called a small town or city home, too.  Yet, as football developed into a lucrative business, all these teams relocated to major cities—except the Packers.
The team’s original owners, who were from Green Bay, wrote into their Articles of Incorporation that any profit from the team’s sale would fund the construction of a proper soldiers’ memorial via the American Legion Post.&nbs...

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