Paris, France — The green building business has long been a source of frustration for the Green Bay Packers’ franchise, and it may now be the only one for which the franchise has a contract.
Owner Keven “Kew” Green, a former head of the building’s construction team, has made a deal with French construction company Abrasax to build a $150 million, 4,500-square-foot building on the site of the former St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Abrasox CEO Pascal St. Jean told CNN that the building would be a first for Green’s company, and that it would be “a step forward” for the franchise.
“This is not just a new stadium, it’s the first one to be built by Abrascax and it’s a step backwards for Green Bay,” St. John said.
The Green Bay area was once the home of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, which has been demolished.
The facility will be a home for the Packers for the next decade, with the team’s annual home opener slated for 2018.
The team announced plans to move from its current practice facility in Lambeau Field in the fall of 2019.