The city of Green Bay is considering renaming a street near Lambeau Field for coach Mike McCarthy.
According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the city is weighing changing the name of Potts Avenue, a small street with one endpoint about a half-mile southeast of the Packers’ home stadium.
For several years, city officials have pondered renaming Ashland Avenue, a longer road that runs near the stadium, according to the Press-Gazette. However, renaming Potts Avenue has reportedly become the new plan.
“I think nobody ever objected to who it was named after, just where,” Ashwaubenon village president Mike Aubinger said, per the Press-Gazette. “I think the expense and process of changing the name led people to hesitate.”
Potts Avenue is located around other streets named after former Packers; for instance, it intersects with Holmgren Way, a street dubbed for ex-coach Mike Holmgren.
McCarthy is entering his ninth season as Packers head coach. Both Vince Lombardi (1959-67) and Bart Starr (1975-1983) coached Green Bay for nine seasons. Curly Lambeau (1921-1949) is the franchise’s all-time leader in tenure and coaching wins.