A look inside a Packers tailgate house

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- If you’ve passed by Lambeau Fiel, you’ve probably seen them. Elaborate porches, decked out grills, and even a giant replica of the Lombardi Trophy, filling backyards that face the stadium.

Ahead of Sunday's Packers home opener, Action 2 News got a look inside one such Packers tailgate house.

Every game day, Robinson Metal opens up the Robinson Metal Tailgate House to friends, family and clients, all in the name of supporting the green and gold.

“In Green Bay, it’s all about the Packers,” says Todd Robinson of Robinson Metal. “On an average game day, we probably get 200 to 300 people.”

On the inside, the needs of all those Packer Backers are taken into consideration.

“The house had the original bathroom, but there’s never enough bathroom space for women,” Robinson jokes. Now, the home boasts three bathrooms, including separate stalls, urinals, and even a place to set a cold beer while using the facilities.

On the outside are a garage filled with tailgating supplies, and a giant Lombardi Trophy.

“That’s a popular picture spot,” Robinson says of the trophy. “People like to have their picture taken in front of the trophy with Lambeau in the background.”

Robinson says fans from across the country have visited the tailgate house, many surprised at the proximity to the historic Lambeau Field.
“We had some people in here from New Jersey. They couldn’t believe that here in Green Bay we have this facility right across the street from the stadium,” he says.

Action 2 News found houses along the street have a similar assessed value, a little more than $18,000 each. Market value along the same stretch ranges from five times the assessed value to 13 times more.

The Robinson Metal Tailgate House valued at $144,300.

But to Robinson, a backyard view of Lambeau Field is priceless.

“I just say to people that question me, ‘don’t you ever get tired of grilling?’ I just say, ‘with a view like this, no. I don’t ever get tired of grilling when you’re looking across at Lambeau Field.’”

Robinson says he’s already gearing up the party house for Sunday’s season opener, when the Green Bay Packers take on the Seattle Seahawks.

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