Thousands of fans lined the streets in Green Bay Monday afternoon, as they greeted the Super Bowl champion Packers back home. Schools in the city dismissed early and many people took off work so they could watch the teams motorcade travel from the airport to Lambeau Field.
Diane Kramer was one of the fans along the motorcade route. She was holding a newspaper with the headline “World Champs” and cheered as the players passed. Kramer says she adores the team and thinks they did a “fantastic job” in Sunday’s 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Al Desotell cheered on the motorcade with a homemade version of the Lombardi Trophy in hand. Desotell says he had the same trophy out when the Packers last won the Super Bowl, and he was hoping to pick up some signatures this time around.
Bruce Roeshner of Menomonee Falls was in the crowd wearing a homemade ACME Packers jersey. He made it out of a canvas tarp and leather, trying to recreate the original uniforms of the team back in 1921.
will be an official ceremony to celebrate the Packers victory Tuesday afternoon at Lambeau Field.