Paul McCartney to play Lambeau Field on June 8

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - One of the greatest songwriters and performers in history will play iconic Lambeau Field on Saturday, June 8.

The Packers and Live Nation announced Tuesday that the long and winding road would lead Paul McCartney to the historic stadium in Green Bay.

The show will start at 8 p.m.

"He's ready to take his Lambeau Leap," Live Nation President Jason Wright said of the former Beatle and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.

Pre-sale tickets for American Express customers only are available on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Click here for pre-sale tickets at Ticketmaster. The pre-sale password is PaulFreshenUpGreenBay

McCartney is on his "Freshen Up Tour." He's been touring Europe and returns to the United States in May. He's supporting his new album "Egypt Station."

Click here to watch the Packers and Live Nation announcement.

Click here for ticket information on Paul McCartney's website.

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy says the show will be a "one-of-a-kind experience."

"I grew up listening to Paul as a Beatle, with Wings, as a solo artist, " Murphy said. "He spans so many generations. It's really really exciting."

That experience comes with a multi-million dollar economic impact.

"We estimate for this concert it will be an over $6 million economic impact," Murphy said.

There was speculation earlier this year that the former Beatle would be playing Green Bay. An ad on McCartney's Facebook page popped up in September, saying "GREEN BAY! Tour dates could be announced really soon!" Action 2 News went seeking answers, but no one would confirm it at the time.

Green Bay tourism officials consider this a home run.

"It's very exciting to have Sir Paul McCartney coming to our community," Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau president Brad Toll said.

Toll expects the historical venue to draw fans from the Midwest and beyond.

"Lambeau Field, we're fortunate, has a tremendous draw, and as we know there aren't tons of these opportunities out there, a concert every couple of years or so, so I think if it's someone that someone is interested in seeing, they've maybe always wanted to come to Lambeau Field, it's not a football game but it's another great opportunity to get inside the stadium. Maybe those Vikings and Bears fans will want to come to a Sir Paul concert."

He says 45,000 people packed Lambeau Field for the last concert here, with Billy Joel in 2017. He says that event brought a $6 million impact to the area, and he expects McCartney to do at least the same.

"We'll work with the Packers to market it, certainly, get it out on social media. We've got a lot of channels, we talk to Packer fans really all over the world through social media, so that's a good opportunity to try and bring them in, and certainly summer vacations. We're expecting this will likely be in June."

Sir Paul is playing the Kohl Center in Madison on June 6. The show is sold out. Resale tickets are going between $319 and $3,114 (first row, section one), according to Ticketmaster.




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