Green Bay


Population

2009: 101,351, #268 in U.S., #3 in Wisconsin

1950: 52,735, #215 in U.S.

2009 Metropolitan Area: 304,783, #152 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 97,922, #154 in U.S.

Setting

The city of Green Bay is located where the Fox River flows into Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. The first settlement was a French mission in 1671, followed by a fort in 1717 and incorporation as a town in 1754.

Buildings

Tallest building: St. Vincent’s Hospital, 10 floors (1957)

Number of buildings over 150 feet: 0

Stores

Green Bay has no downtown department stores. Port Plaza Mall was a downtown shopping mall that opened in 1977 and closed in 2006.

Trains

Amtrak has no service to Green Bay.

Museums

The Neville Public Museum is in the downtown area.


Lambeau Field, Green Bay

Theaters

Downtown Green Bay has no first-run movie theaters. The Meyer Theater (the former Fox Theater, 1930) is a restored movie theater that has a variety of concerts, plays, and special events. The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (northeast of downtown) hosts the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, touring Broadway shows, and other events.

Sports

The Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau Field (1957), south of downtown. The Resch Center (2002), across the street from Lambeau Field, has sporting events and concerts.

Map of Downtown Green Bay

DowntownGreenBay.com