Project gets green light to tap reserve fund

The Green Bay Packers and the Stadium District board this week reached an agreement on the use of a $10 million reserve fund to complete the $295 million Lambeau Field renovation project.<p>

Part of the agreement includes that $800,000 from the project budget be used to help pay for a $5.5 million upgrade of Lombardi Ave. near the stadium, and for public safety costs related to improvements in the stadium's communication system, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Packers have taken the responsibility of all cost overruns in the project. Through this week the project is about 58 percent complete, according to a spokesman on the stadium board.

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