New flags fly high over Lambeau Field

The Green Bay Packers hoisted two new American flags above the north end of Lambeau Field Friday as part of the organization's desire to honor America.<p>

The flags, 15 feet by 25 feet, are located on top of the stadium's indoor club seats on the north end of the facility.

"Once the Lambeau Field redevelopment project was complete and we had our first games in the stadium last fall, we realized the old flag and flagpole appeared a bit small compared to the larger size of the new facility," said Packers President and CEO Bob Harlan. "We needed something more prominent to appropriately honor our country and decided to upgrade that component of the stadium. We also heard from a few fans that they had trouble locating the flag during the anthem, so this will definitely help in that area, too.

"The new, larger flags are a great way to honor America and the timing worked out for it to be done for Memorial Day weekend."

The flags are positioned atop 72-foot high flagpoles which are stationed on top of the northeast and northwest corners of the stadium, above the club seats. All told, the flags are flying at 180 feet above ground.

The two flags will fly 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and be illuminated by spotlights at night.

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