Manchester City complete our pre-season tour of the United States with a friendly against Bayern Munich at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field on Saturday 23 July.

Kick-off is scheduled for 18:00 CDT (00:00 UK), with the match available to follow live on CITY+ and Recast for viewers in UK, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Iceland, India, Italy, Slovakia, Sweden and Turkey.

One of the United States’ most iconic sporting venues, it’s sure to provide a memorable atmosphere when Pep Guardiola’s men lock horns with the German champions.

Ahead of the match, here are ten things you may not know about Lambeau Field…


First opened in 1957, Lambeau Field is the oldest continually operating NFL stadium.

While Soldier Field - home of the Chicago Bears - opened in 1924, they didn’t play their home games there until 1971.

Indeed, only a further two American professional sports stadiums have been open for longer, those being Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park and the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field.

The Packers

Lambeau Field is home to one of American Football’s most successful and well-known, the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, and were victorious in each of the first two Super Bowls under iconic coach Vince Lombardi.

Breaking new ground

City will be creating history when we face Bayern Munich at Lambeau Field.

Our friendly with the Bavarians will be the first ever soccer match to be played at the stadium.

Stadium capacity

Lambeau Field can hold up to 81,441 spectators – the third most of any American Football venue in the US.

Incredibly, as of 2020, Green Bay’s entire population stood at just over 107,000, while the city didn’t exceed 100,000 residents until 2000.

It means that over 75% of the city would be able to fit inside the stadium!

Lambeau Leap

The Lambeau Leap is a celebration which sees Packers players jump into the end zone stands after scoring a touchdown.

First coined by LeRoy Butler in 1993, it then gained notoriety thanks to wide receiver Robert Brooks.

It became such a staple of Lambeau Field that, when the NFL banned excessive celebrations in 2000, the Leap was incorporated into the new rules to allow it continue!

Curly Lambeau

Originally called the City stadium, Lambeau Field gets its name from one of the most important figures in the franchise’s history.

Earl ‘Curly’ Lambeau helped establish the Green Bay Packers in 1919, coaching the team for 29 years while also spending the first of those nine seasons as a player.

An inaugural inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963, the team won six NFL Championships during his time in the hotseat and, when he passed away in 1965, the Packers’ ground was named in his honour.

The Frozen Tundra

Lambeau Field has often been referred to as ‘the frozen tundra’ after a famous match played there on 31 December 1967.

‘The Ice Bowl’ game saw the Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys in temperatures of -15 degrees Fahrenheit!

Considered one of the greatest games in NFL History, the hosts would eventually come out on top 21-17.

Vince Lombardi Trophy

The Super Bowl is one of the most famous matches in world sport, with the winners presented with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Lombardi is one of Green Bay Packers’ most successful coaches, having guided the team to victory in each of the first two Super Bowls during an eight-year spell in charge from 1959.

And in commemoration of his contribution to the Packers, Lambeau Field hosts a 50-foot replica of the trophy which is named in his honour.

It was unveiled in 2014 and weighs 14.5 tons!

Hall of fame

Lambeau Field also hosts the Packers Hall of Fame and Museum – the first of its kind built in honour of a single professional American football team.

Opening in 1966, the first eight inductees came in 1970, including the team’s founder, Curly Lambeau.

As of 2022, the Hall of Fame consists of an impressive 164 members, as well as a re-creation of Vince Lombardi’s office and the trophies from the Packers’ four Super Bowl wins.

Supporter influence

Green Bay Packers are the United States’ only non-profit, community owned major league professional sports team.

Their ownership comprises of over 112,000 supporters, a model that they first adopted back in 1923.