GREEN BAY — One of the big draws across the street from Lambeau Field is the party houses, houses dressed up in green and gold and rented out for game days. The houses are keeping up with the development across the street at Lambeau Field.
It's everything you'd normally see at a Packers tailgate, except one difference: there's no crowded parking lot, instead, a private backyard with a view.
Ken Baldinus from Milwaukee has been coming to Packers games for more than 40 years. This is the first time he's been at a Packers party house.
"We couldn't really see the stadium from where the road was, but then we opened up the back garage and there it was,” said Baldinus. "I'm in Lambeau's Shadow."
"The view out here is spectacular,” said Madison resident Robert Washburn. “The yard, the garage, everything here is just awesome."
The inside is right on theme, with Packers memorabilia all over the basement walls. Upstairs, the house comfortably sleeps the entire group. They've been here since Wednesday.
"It's a wonderful place,” said Washburn. “They keep it up very nice, clean, lots of bedrooms and amenities here."
On gameday, the backyard is the place to be. Lambeau field has transformed in the last 10 years and so has the space around it.
"It's really neat to see this area grow and adapt. It's really impressive," said Washburn.
This transformation has come with a serious boost in property value. In 2006, the house was valued at $117,000. Today, the house is worth roughly $300,000.