Titletown: Packers reportedly preparing pitch for Lambeau Field to be host site of B1G Championship Game
The B1G Championship Game is held in the beautiful, climate-controlled environment of Lucas Oil Stadium in Downtown Indianapolis at the end of the regular season each year. But the Green Bay Packers are hoping to mix things up, and have the two division winners travel to Titletown in the future.
According to a report from Lily Zhao of FOX 6, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy is planning to make a pitch for Lambeau Field to host the B1G Championship Game from 2023-2030. It would be just the second venue to host the season-ending game.
On #Packers shareholders meeting call, Mark Murphy said they're planning to apply for Lambeau Field to host the Big Ten championship game between 2023-2030.
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) July 23, 2020
The B1G Championship Game was first played in 2011, when Nebraska joined the league. The addition of the Huskers created a 12-team league and saw the B1G divide into two divisions. At the times, the two divisions were the Leaders and Legends.
In 2014, the B1G added Maryland and Rutgers and changed the divisions to simpler terms — East and West. Still, the B1G Championship Game has been held in Indianapolis every year since it began in 2011.
Considering the weather conditions in Wisconsin in early December, this would be an interesting move for the B1G. But teams in the conference are accustomed to playing in harsh, cold weather conditions in November, so it may not be too tough to pull off.
It should be interesting to see if Lambeau Field get serious consideration to land the B1G Championship Game.