Today’s image from the Packerville archives is from our collection of press photos, complete with original caption attached. This is from December 28, 1967, three days prior to the famed “Ice Bowl” game on New Year’s Eve. General Manager Vince Lombardi had installed an electrified heating system for such an occasion, so that the Packers would not have problems hosting playoff games. The caption reads:
GREEN BAY, WIS., Dec. 28 -- LOMBARDI AND NEWSMEN** Packer Coach Vince Lombardi, right, explains how the Green Bay stadium “electric blanket” is keeping the playing surface soft for Sunday’s NFL championship game against Dallas Cowboys. Buried electric heating cables provide the heat. (AP WIREPHOTO) (pjs51755pjs-stf)1967.