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Fans check out new Lambeau Field seats after expansion revealed

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The Green Bay Packers revealed a multi-million dollar expansion project Thursday.

For fans on the waiting list for season tickets, it's a day they've been waiting for—for decades.

John Brisk has been waiting a long time to sit in his seat at Lambeau Field.

"Since 1990, I was 20 years old when I got on the list, so it's been a while," said Brisk.

It's not just any seat, it's the one he'll sit in on game day to cheer on the green and gold.

"I didn't think I would ever get them, but I finally got them and this is great. I got my son here, Jackson, and we're taking a look at the new view," said Brisk.

A $146 million expansion in the south end zone at Lambeau Field added 7,000 more seats. That means 7,000 people who waited on average 30 years were able to receive their season tickets.

"We finally got the letter and it was like, 'oh thank heavens,'" said June Bibeau.

Bibeau has been waiting 35 years to get her seat.

"It's an experience that, I don't know, I don't know how to describe it, it's wonderful," said Bibeau.

The Packers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the special day.

"It's something we've been working on for over four years. So to see it now and to actually see fans sitting in the stands is very exciting," said Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy.

The 7,000 new seats mean more than 80,000 people will pack Lambeau Field on game day. That makes it the third largest stadium in the NFL.

"I think it adds to what we have at Lambeau Field and makes it even more of a special place," said Murphy.

Packers fans say they can't wait to experience the seats this fall.

"This place will be rocking," said Brisk.

Green and gold faithful say now it's just about counting down the days. Green Bay Packers leaders say the new seats will provide a $12 million boost every year to the local economy.

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