1950s Stock Sale Rejuvenates Packers, But Not on Field
The 1950s were notable for free reasons for the Green Bay Packers. First, in 1950, the organization held their third stock sale, assuring the financial future of the NFL’s smallest-market team. In 1957, the Packers opened New City Stadium (which would later become known as Lambeau Field).
Unfortunately, the Packers weren’t terribly notable on the field during the 1950s. That actually ushered in the third notable event for the Packers in the decade — they hired Vince Lombardi as coach in 1959 after the disastrous one-year run (1-10-1) of Ray “Scooter” McClean.