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Green Bay is most closely associated with its National Football League franchise, the Green Bay Packers . There is a long and proud history in this city, and the fans love their football team almost as much as they love cheese. Every Sunday, nearly everyone in the Green Bay area will be crowding around tv sets to watch the game. If you have an opportunity to get tickets to a Green Bay game, you should do it without hesitation. The energy and intensity of Lambeau Field is incredible, and it is sure to make a memorable impression.
There is more football than the Packers in Green Bay! The Indoor Football League franchise in town is the Green Bay Blizzard , a team that plays at the Resch Center on Friday nights starting in March for their home games. IFL football is fast paced, and is sure to provide thrills and excitement. While the Blizzard were with the (now defunct) AF2, they won 2 Divisional Championships, and made one appearance in the Arena Cup. During the spring and summer months, there is also semi-professional football in Green Bay. From May thru July, the Green Bay Grizzlies play their home games at Bay View Middle School in Howard. As a new team in 2013, the Grizzlies finished with a record of 8-3 and look to improve on that in 2014.
If football isn't your thing though, there are other ways to participate in sports. Every year, Green Bay hosts 2 runs that anyone can take part in. One is the Bellin Run , one of the 10 largest 5k run/walks in the country, and the other is the Green Bay Marathon. Thousands of people come out to cheer on the runners, and it is a great day for everyone. If you like college sports, you can go to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to watch the Fighting Phoenix play basketball in Division 1 competition. The Fighting Phoenix play some great teams during the season and the battles are intense. Green Bay also has a USHL hockey team, the Green Bay Gamblers. They play at the Resch Center, renowned for being one of the best junior hockey facilities in North America. The Gamblers are one of the premiere junior "A" franchises in the USHL , and since 1994 have won two Junior A, Tier 2 National Championships, four Anderson Cups, three Clark Cups, four USHL Eastern Division titles, and one USHL Northern Division title. Since the USHL became Tier 1 in 2002, the Clark Cup also represents that level's national championship. If baseball is your sport, there is semi-professional baseball in the area. The Green Bay Bullfrogs call Joannes Stadium their home during the summer months, while the Green Bay Storm play their home games at VandenPlas Field. And lastly, if you cannot get enough college sports, the St. Norbert Green Knights have 20 different intercollegiate sports which compete at the NCAA Division III level.