The future looks bright on and off the field for the defending Super Bowl Champions. Video by nbc26.comvideo
A bright future, both on and off the field. That was the theme of the day, at the Packers' annual shareholders meeting. Team President Mark Murphy, and Packers management got a standing ovation today. With the lockout over, and Packers players returning for work, fans are ready for some gridiron action.
Hours before the meeting,
"We are number one in football, and number one in the parking lot this morning," said Aggie Campbell, a Packers fan from De Pere.
Thousands of shareholders, some from across the country, filtered into Lambeau Field.
"We came all the way from Lynchburg, Virginia. Drove 1000 miles yesterday. We did it last year, they won a championship. We figured we'd come back this year, and they'll win another one," said Ken Parrish, a Packers fan from Lynchburg, VA.
The annual shareholders meeting promised a bright future on the field and off. Packers President Mark Murphy wanted to thank fans for their patience during the lockout.
"I think with that comes recognition that we are Super Bowl Champions. We're in the process of defending that championship," said Packers President Mark Murphy.
There was some time to talk business at the meeting. Packers President Mark Murphy says revenues are up. The team has the number one website, and apparel sales are best in the league.
And a virtual trip to the future, where plans were introduced for a bigger and better scoreboard, and more seats.
"The plans we're looking at not only adding seats in the South endzone, but enhanced premium seating," said Murphy.
Good news for fans. Fans who are ready for some football.
"They got a real good chance. Everybody stays healthy again, we get a couple of plays our way, and I think we can win the division again this year," said Shawn Parrish, a Packers fan from Lynchburg, VA.
Training camp starts, Saturday night.