Packers expecting record turnout for shareholders' meeting

After a major stock sale during the winter, it comes as no surprise the Green Bay Packers are bracing for a record turnout on Tuesday at their annual shareholders’ meeting.

The event will be held at Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports “25,000-plus” shareholders have informed the club they plan to attend. The previous record, per the report, is 18,707 in 1998.

In the past, shareholders could bring guests with them but not this year with the influx in “owners” following the stock sale that triple the number of shareholders.

“Our intention was we simply didn’t know,” team spokesman Aaron Popkey said of the no-guest policy. “First and foremost, we could have been at capacity with shareholders only. We would have been over capacity with even a single-guest policy.”

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