In the early 1930s, the Green Bay Packers decided to schedule some home games in Milwaukee. The Cream City had been without an NFL team since the Milwaukee Badgers folded in 1926, and the Bays (who were drawing an average of 3,000 to 5,000 fans for home games in Green Bay) saw an opportunity to increase their fanbase, not to mention their revenues. They may well have sought to pre-empt a new club from claiming Milwaukee as its own.
Whatever the reasons for the Packers' decision, the first venue chosen for their Milwaukee home was none other than Borchert's Orchard, the very home of those same Badgers:
Although the outcome of that particular game wasn't to Curly Lambeau's liking, the experiment was a rousing success - the 12,467 fans who packed Borchert on that Sunday was by far the Packers' largest home attendance of the season.
The Packers would go on to play home games in Milwaukee for the next sixty years, at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Marquette Stadium and County Stadium. Although they would never return to Borchert Field, the Orchard holds a place of honor in NFL history as the Packers' first Milwaukee home.