Robert Parins was president of the Green Bay Packers during a time of rapid growth, with major changes affecting both the Packers and the NFL.
Parins assumed his responsibilities as president on June 1, 1982. He served in that capacity until he was succeeded by Robert Harlan on June 5, 1989.
During Parins’ tenure, he presided over the planning and construction of four major additions to the Packers’ facilities. The first indoor practice facility, (later replaced by the Don Hutson Center) was constructed in 1982. The following year, the administration building and training facility were doubled in size with a major renovation. In 1985, the first private boxes were constructed along the east and west sides of Lambeau Field.
During the next three years, a new and more sophisticated scoreboard was added; and improved sound system was employed; the visitors’ dressing room facilities were expanded, along with a new tunnel to the field; and the press box was upgraded.
Financial stability for the Packers was solidified under Parins, and on May 6, 1987, the Green Bay Packers Foundation was created, which has donated millions of dollars to charity since its inception.
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