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Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; A general view before the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lambeau Field is here to stay

In an age where almost every stadium and arena in professional sports is named after the corporate sponsor of the moment, Murphy was emphatic about the future of the stadium in Green Bay.

“We will not sell the naming rights to the stadium. … We will never do that,” Murphy told shareholders, per the Wisconsin State Journal. “It will always be Lambeau Field.”

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The Packers have sold the naming rights to stadium gates, such as the Associated Bank Gate, Shopko Gate, American Family Insurance Gate and Oneida Nation Gate.

After the meeting, Murphy told reporters he understood the implications of his statement.

“Now I should say I’m tying the hands of future leaders of the Packers when I say it will never happen, but I don’t think it makes any sense,” Murphy said.

The stadium opened in 1957 as City Stadium and was often referred to as New City Stadium to differentiate it from the previous home of the Pack.

The facility was rechristened as Lambeau Field—in honor of franchise founder and Hall of Fame player and coach Curly Lambeau—in 1965.

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