Thursday, January 17, 2008

This really is a great job...

Yesterday my main assignment was to go with a writer to Lambeau Field – the stadium in Green Bay where the Packers play – and come back with a story. It's one of those things where you really have to be a journalist, ask around, and just find something, anything, that's interesting that people will want to look at and read about. You're in control... which can be very frustrating at first, but ultimately very liberating...

Anyways... We found Ken.

Ken Ekstrand drove all the way from Racine on his day off to take a guided stadium tour... a pilgrimage of sorts... before the Packers played the Giants for the NFC Championship. Of course, he wanted to take pictures to send to his daughter who had toured the stadium with him nearly a decade ago. But in particular, Ken couldn't wait to walk down the players' tunnel and onto the field.

Lambeau Field is a place of hallowed history.

After walking through the players' tunnel, Ken Ekstrand of Racine, Wis., takes in the sights of Lambeau Field from field-level during a walking tour of the Packers' stadium in Green Bay, Wis., Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2008.

I made use of the rest of the tour to get some other neat images around the stadium that could be used for other purposes.

That's a lot of popcorn. I sincerely hope they pop some fresh stuff for the games!

The "new" atrium outside the stadium.

The Packers invite the public to show-up with a shovel to help remove snow from the stadium whenever it snows. Each participant is paid roughly $8/hr.
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