MADISON (WKOW) -- The Green Bay Packers say a $146 million renovation and expansion project at Lambeau Field is nearly complete.
"It's definitely in the homestretch," said Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey. "Things have come into their focus here, very nicely and from the drawing board to seeing it come together is very, very exciting for the organization."
The upgrade includes new video boards, sound system, suites, viewing platforms as well as 7,000 new seats and 30 new concession stands.
About 105,000 people were on the wait list for season tickets before the Packers started selling the new seats. The team says of the more than 5,000 people offered tickets, about 3,800 accepted them and 1,500 existing ticket holders chose to move to the new south end zone, which is general seating.
The new seats will be ready for a July 18 open house, said Stu Zadra, vice president for contractor Hammes Co.
The latest renovations started in 2011. In March, workers also started on $140.5 million in upgrades to the atrium which are expected to be done in 2015.