Best Sports City on the West Coast

by Female Abroad

When I was a travel agent, my specialty was tickets to hard to get events and NFL training camps were one of the items that I sent a lot of clients to. Being on the West Coast, the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks were the two most popular teams. Known as “The Little City by the Bay”, Green Bay, WI is the smallest city with an NFL team and where a lot of Canadians head to catch a game but there are actually quite a few other things to do in the city.

Besides football if you visit the city while in season you can also catch an MLB game with the Green Bay Booyah’s, they also have two NCCAA division 1 basketball teams at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay (November to February), their local indoor football team is the Green Bay Blizzards (April to July), a Junior A award winning hockey team with the Green Bay Gamblers, and for soccer you have the Green Bay Voyageurs who are USL league (May to July).

Nothing goes better with football than golf and this area of Wisconsin has you covered. Take in one of the many golf courses in the area like Brown Country Golf Course which just got new greens, the Robert Lohmann designed The Creeks at Ivy Acres, the Championship Thornberry Creek at Oneida, or Glacier Wood Golf Club of Iola which won Wisconsin’s #1 municipal golf course by Gold Digest in 2009. There are quite a few more but those are the most popular courses. If golf is not for you, there are a lot different outdoor sports like Frisbee golf, boating, biking, fishing, kickball, and more to partake in.

If you are going just specifically for the Packers then you can take a tour of Lambeau Field, stroll along The Walk of Legends to take in the 24 statues that chronical the history of football in Green Bay from 1895 until today, and if you are in town on the right days then you could take in the team during summer training camp (in 2022 it was July 22-26). Once you are done exploring Lambeau Field then head over to Titletown to enjoy various entertainment (skating rink, bowling, etc), retail, and restaurants in this 45-acre complex that is right across the street.