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Posted on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 : 6:30 p.m.

Packers contact Big Ten officials, want league title game at Lambeau Field

By Staff

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy told ESPN that he'd like to see a potential Big Ten Conference football championship game at Lambeau Field.

Too cold in December for outdoor college football?

"Early December, that's balmy in Green Bay," Murphy said. "To me, that's part of the attraction of college football, to play in the elements."

Big Ten officials and athletic directors meet in Chicago Aug. 2-3.


Ross Wenk

Sun, Jul 18, 2010 : 12:07 a.m.

I too would rather see the championship game at a Big Ten stadium. I don't think determining the game location needs to be very complicated either. Having it at a BT location might just simplify the championship process. In the case where Teams A and B are to play for the championship and have meet in the regular season, then the winner of that regular season game hosts the championship. In the case where the teams have not met in the regular season, have some other factor determine the hosting team such as SOS, best over-all record, or other criteria.


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 8:31 p.m.

The Big Ten Championship game should be at a neutral outside site, maybe Hawaii that would be a nice reward.


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 6:50 p.m.

If the same school wins for the second straight year from the pick out of the hat then you play the game at the second pick out of the hat and so on but you never play the game at the same field in a 3 year period.


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 6:21 p.m.

Yelmonian, say what? Your going to have 2 teams playing for the championship. Put all the other teams in the big 10 in a hat excluding the 2 playoff contenders. Have a neutral person reach in the big 10 hat and pick a big ten school and that's where you play the game. Let's keep the game at a big ten neutral site excluding the schools where the 2 contenders come from. I say keep the money in the big ten and both heavy weight contenders are familiar with the field they'll be playing on. What do you guys think?


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 4:02 p.m.

Sounds like the UM faithful are afraid the almighty spread won't work in the cold! Are you afraid to get grass stains on the uniforms too?


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 12:09 p.m.

This is by far the worst idea ever! Why in the world would you choose to have weather play a factor in deciding the B10 championship? The only answer is to play the game in a domed stadium like Ford Field or Indianapolis.


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 9:04 a.m.

and once i looked up the numbers for the other top contenders: Lucas Oil Stadium, soldier field, ford fied....lambeau is actually the bigest by about 8000 seats....


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 7:33 a.m.

thinking about it more though.... do we want any team to randomly have a home game for the big10 championship? i think the answer is No. So that eliminates all the real big stadiums: osu, psu, um.... so of all those professional venues left, is 73000 really that small? I'm changin my vote to Lambeau Field.


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 7:10 a.m.

lambeau field sounds amazing. best idea yet. who wants to watch indoor football anyways? lions fans? what do they know.... would have to agree that something >90,000 would easily be filled. so 73,000 would be a lot of lost revenue.


Fri, Jul 16, 2010 : 6:21 a.m.

A Big Ten title game at Lambeau Field in December? I don't think so. Too far away from the center of the Big Ten. Too cold. Too small of a stadium. Forget it.