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Packers look to expand Lambeau, want to begin work in 2012

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The Green Bay Packers would like to begin construction on expansion to Lambeau Field after February's Super Bowl, a team official on Friday told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Packers are looking to expand the south end-zone area of the historic stadium, which opened in 1957 and was renovated eight years ago. Consultants have told the team that as many as 7,500 seats could be added, said Jason Wied, the Packers' general counsel and vice president of administration.

"I would expect it would take a couple of seasons to do it," Wied said. "We obviously want to play through construction. That makes it a little harder to accelerate it."

Wied said the Packers would finance the construction, but no estimate of costs was provided.

"We haven't buttoned down all of the financing," he said. "But we intend to do it on our own."

The Packers are surveying season-ticket holders and fans on the season-ticket wait list for input on seating configurations, including several indoor and outdoor concepts that the team says "would be unlike any other concepts currently being offered at other NFL facilities." Among the designs are what has been referred to as a "wall of fans," with steep dimensions bringing all seats closer to the field.

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