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Packers would love to host Big Ten title game

Posted on: July 15, 2010 11:41 pm

With Nebraska giving the Big Ten 12 teams, stadiums across the Midwest are vying for the chance to host the Big Ten title game. One of those stadiums is Lambeau Field.

"We'd be very interested (in hosting the conference title game)," Packers president Mark Murphy told ESPN. "The Big Ten has got such history and tradition, and to have a championship in Lambeau Field would be tremendous. It'd be good for our community and good for college football to have it in such a historic venue."

The Packers would be competing with stadiums of the Browns, Colts, Bears and Lions for hosting rights.

As ESPN reports:

Murphy, who served as athletic director at Northwestern before joining the Packers, anticipates a formal bidding process to begin if the league decides it will have a championship game beginning in 2011.

Weather could factor into the Big Ten's decision for a championship game site, as leagues like the SEC and Big 12 usually hold their football championship games at indoor facilities.

"Early December, that's balmy in Green Bay," Murphy joked. "To me, that's part of the attraction of college football, to play in the elements. We're going to have a Super Bowl in New York in February, so it's not that much different."

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Packers would love to host Big Ten title game

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Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 10:31 am

Packers would love to host Big Ten title game

I have to admit, that sounds like a pretty good idea. The elements, atmosphere, Packer fans combined will make for an exciting event. Oh, and I LOVE the fact that the superbowl will be in New York. Elements are part of the game.

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