For the first time, the Packers gave away free hot dogs and soda last year at a practice that was held inside Lambeau Field following the shareholder's meeting on a sunny day last July. The Resch Center was filled to capacity with more than 9,000 shareholders. The practice for rookie free agents and selected veterans drew more than 10,000 fans, many of whom walked across the street to the stadium.
After the 1998 and '99 meetings inside Lambeau Field, the annual meeting was held inside the Brown County Arena, then the Resch Center the last two years.
The Packers have been a publicly owned, non-profit organization since 1923. A total of 4,749,925 shares are owned by 111,921 stockholders.