Packers set new guidelines for annual shareholders meeting

The Green Bay Packers announced their annual meeting of shareholders will be held Tuesday, July 24, at Lambeau Field.

And with 250,000 new shareholders after a stock sale earlier this year, the club is bracing for huge attendance. It strikes us as very possible more shareholders will want to show up than the 50,000-seat capacity the club has for meetings.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming many of our new shareholders to Lambeau Field for their first Annual Meeting this summer,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement from the club. “The expansion of the stadium will provide a dramatic backdrop for the meeting. I’m excited for the shareholders to see the progress of the work and the importance of their contributions.”

According to the release, tickets will only be issued to shareholders of record. In the past, shareholders could bring with them up to four guests. The team is requesting that only shareholders planning to attend request a ticket to the event.

“We want to make sure we have the ability to welcome the shareholders who plan to come, and this will help us accommodate the increased attendance,” Murphy said. “These next couple years will see us transition to our much larger ownership group. After we see our attendance patterns for a year or two, we’ll be able to reevaluate the guest aspect for future meetings.”

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