On This Date 9/29/1957

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The Green Bay Packers open the season by unveiling their new stadium. Dubbed New City Stadium to distinguish itself from its predecessor, the stadium seats 32,132 and is the first to be built specifically for an NFL team. At the time, all other teams were in older stadiums or sharing with baseball. Vice President Richard M. Nixon dedicates the new stadium as the Packers upset the rival Chicago Bears 21-17.