While this isn't technically Packer news, it does affect the field they play on.
LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva has publically commented on his desire to play a two game series with Wisconsin. One of these games would be hosted in Houston, the other at Lambeau Field.
We're still in the preliminary stages of talking to them. It's too early. There's too many things to consider. The biggest thing to consider is the value of playing a game that far away versus the value of playing a game in Tiger Stadium. That's what it comes down to ... From a recruiting standpoint it's a great game to tell kids you are going to go play in Lambeau Field. But Wisconsin is a long way away.
As I see it, the only real concern about the proposed Lambeau game is what week it's played. When Lambeau hosted its first concert in 2011, there weren't too many concerned about the field condition. The same went for the Wisconsin-Ohio State hockey game played in February of 2006. However, those games were during the offseason. The proposed LSU/Wisconsin game would likely take place on a Saturday during the NFL season.
The logical move would be setting the game for a week the Packers are on the road. However, college schedules are made years in advance while the NFL schedule isn't fully set until the April before any given year. The Packers would ask the NFL to schedule around the LSU/Wisconsin game, but there's no guarantee the NFL will acquiesce. Hopefully they will, because the alternative is an NFL game on some very torn up turf.
Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Co. He has previously written for Lombardi Ave, College Hoops Net, LiveBall Sports, and the List Universe. He is also currently a senior writer for Beats Per Minute, an indie-music webzine. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JBHirschhorn.
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