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Lambeau Field fire causes $5,000 in damage


As winners of seven of their last eight games, the Green Bay Packers are among the hottest teams in the NFL.

They aren’t to blame, however, for setting their historic stadium on fire.

According to WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Lambeau Field suffered $5,000 in damage when construction work on the stadium ignited a fire. Workers were cutting a metal beam when sparks ignited insulation inside a wall.

Lieutenant Nick Craig of the Green Bay Fire Department told the station it was a small fire but in a difficult place to get to.

More than 30 firefighters responded to the fire and were at the stadium for close to an hour to get the situation handled. The stadium is not needed this week for the Packers as Green Bay travels to face the Chicago Bears before returning home next week for their final regular season home game against the Tennessee Titans.

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19 Responses to “Lambeau Field fire causes $5,000 in damage”
  1. asublimeday says: Dec 13, 2012 1:18 AM

    As long as nobody was hurt, it’s a good start.

  2. eatitfanboy says: Dec 13, 2012 1:27 AM

    $5,000? Must have been a very small fire. You know what 5k buys you in the construction business these days?

  3. tramonisland says: Dec 13, 2012 1:32 AM

    They just released an additional 20 shares of stock to pay for the damages.

  4. mungman69 says: Dec 13, 2012 1:37 AM

    Hot time in the old town tonight.

  5. jonbeck316 says: Dec 13, 2012 1:50 AM

    They will have to sell more fake ownership shares to cover the damages.

  6. barroomhero80 says: Dec 13, 2012 1:57 AM

    LoL… Darn

  7. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Dec 13, 2012 2:06 AM

    we’ll never forget you burnt!

  8. snargi01 says: Dec 13, 2012 2:16 AM

    $5k damage? I hope the owners of the two seats that were damaged were compensated.

  9. schlitzy says: Dec 13, 2012 2:31 AM

    to the above comment:
    why would you want to burn down one of the most historic stadiums in all of sports. even if you hate the Packers you have to appreciate it’s historic significance to the game. hell, its one of of the last stadiums that’s actually still named after a football player and not some corporation. I guess people just don’t care about the history of the sport anymore. or maybe you were just kidding…in which case…carry on

  10. vikingsnorth says: Dec 13, 2012 2:32 AM

    I hope this doesn’t affect “stock” prices.

  11. astrosfan75956 says: Dec 13, 2012 2:33 AM

    Better sell some more “stock” to help pay for it.

  12. carolina1cam says: Dec 13, 2012 3:32 AM

    5 Grand?

    So that fire burned up like ummm… 3 stadium beers!

  13. cletusvandam says: Dec 13, 2012 4:24 AM

    Just sell more fake stock to morons to make up for it.

  14. jamezz23 says: Dec 13, 2012 5:56 AM

    Sparks caught insulation on fire? I call BS, insulation is also used as a fire barrier.

  15. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Dec 13, 2012 6:32 AM

    Hope this doesn’t decrease the value of my Packers stock.

  16. hodag54501 says: Dec 13, 2012 6:32 AM

    It was Brandon Marshall. He wanted to “light a fire” under the Bears. (attempt at humor for those who don’t understand).

  17. kane337 says: Dec 13, 2012 7:11 AM

    Burn baby burn. Disco inferno.

  18. calvinhobbes5000 says: Dec 13, 2012 7:59 AM

    “Sparks caught insulation on fire? I call BS, insulation is also used as a fire barrier.”

    Ever hear of the fire at the Great White concert that killed hundreds of people?

  19. chris6523 says: Dec 13, 2012 8:35 AM

    I’ve heard of teams stealing mascots, painting the opponents field before a rivalry game, dumping big bags of animal crap in bleachers, etc., but man, burning up your rivals stadium as a pre-rivalry game prank is taking it a bit far.

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