The Green Bay Packers will begin razing buildings this week on land it owns along Lombardi Avenue. The team wants to remove the structures, including the former Kmart store, before winter to save it the cost of maintenance, fire protection and security. The Packers now own 54 parcels near Lambeau Field, all in the village of Ashwaubenon, totaling nearly 63 acres.
The team said it plans to develop land west of Lambeau Field to provide it with non-football sources of income, similar to New England's Patriot Place adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Patriot Place includes restaurants, retail shops, a movie theater, a hotel and a Bass Pro Shop.