While in their 100th season, the Green Bay Packers are, and always have been, a team to look out for. Having four Super Bowl titles under their belt and currently being led by star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Packers are looking just as good as they always do this season. The symbolic green and gold represents none other than Green Bay. It is clear to why celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, and Ellen Degeneres support the team. To outsiders, how the Packers have remained relevant throughout all these years seems to be a mystery, yet the answer is very clear: the fans. Packers viewing party in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of the Green Bay Packers.
Being a Packers fan is not a hobby, it is a lifestyle. They are easily one of the most devoted groups of fans and have been given nickname “Cheeseheads”. This nickname has become so popular that anyone wearing the signature foam block of cheese on their head can quickly be identified as a Packers fan. Additionally, the level of passion is so intense that there is never an issue filling Lambeau Field with excited fans, regardless if the temperature outside is far below freezing. However, attending a game in person is not the only way Packers fans enjoy the excitement of the game. Fan clubs meet and host game watch parties where all can sign up and join. The open nature of Packers fans bonds them together through their identical interest of having the Packers win.
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It is not challenging to locate and join a fan club full of Cheeseheads. There are 1,450 clubs listed on FanWide as of now that span from the east to west coast. There are also online clubs that have created Facebook groups like Green Bay Packers Fans Italy Facebook Group and Green Bay Packers of German Edition Facebook Group. This widespread demographic of Cheeseheads is a strong example to the international dominance of Packers Fans.
To match the engagement of their fans, the Green Bay Packers have a strong social media presence and use their accounts to inform fans about events or team news. Currently, the Packers have 1.6 million Instagram followers, 2.2 million Twitter followers, and over 5 million likes on Facebook. On top of that, they are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the organization with 16 months of special events for the fans. When grouped with the high level of already prominent passion, it is clear that this is the year for the Packers fans.