Founded in 1921, the Green Bay Packers are a professional football team based in Green Bay, WI who compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC North division. They are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. The Packers play their home games at Lambeau Field in front of 82,000 fans.
The team was founded by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America, its local fan and media base extends 120 miles south into Milwaukee.
The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers head coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Brett Favre, Willie Davis, Cal Hubbard, and Henry Jordan are a few of the NFL Hall of Famers to play in the Packers organization.
The Minnesota Vikings are an NFL football team based in Minneapolis, MN and play their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season. The team competes in the National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The Vikings have played in four Super Bowl games, but never won.