The Green Bay Packers today reminded gold package season-ticket holders to plan ahead for enhanced screening
that will take place at Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and allow extra time for entry into the stadium.
Game attendees traveling to Green Bay on U.S. Highway 41 also should note that construction zones
will require increased drive time. Additional information on highway construction and specific affected areas is available online at http://us41wisconsin.gov
Additionally, with Sunday’s pregame entertainment featuring a performance by the University of Wisconsin Marching Band
, fans have another incentive to get to Lambeau Field and in their seats early. The band also will perform at halftime and in its famous “Fifth Quarter.”
With respect to enhanced screening, the Packers and Green Bay Police Department will continue to use hand-held metal-detecting wands to conduct the process.
Stadium gates open two hours prior to kickoff (10 a.m. this Sunday). To expedite the screening process, fans are encouraged to:
- Enter the stadium earlier than they have in the past,
- Use the stadium gate indicated on their ticket,
- Bring no or a minimal amount of items into the stadium (small purses, etc.) to minimize wait time, and
- Move items such as a cell phone or keys from your pocket to your hand before you are screened.
Some of the prohibited items that often are brought to stadium gates
, only to get returned to cars or discarded altogether, include large bags, umbrellas, backpacks and stadium seats with armrests. Fans are reminded not to bring such items to the gates. Weapons remain prohibited under Wisconsin’s concealed carry law
: In maintaining its no weapons policy, the Packers continue to prohibit carrying firearms or other weapons inside Lambeau Field. Additionally, fans will not be permitted to carry firearms or other weapons in the parking lot. People with proper permits may leave firearms locked in their vehicle. Weapons cannot be carried on a person.
The national anthem
will be performed by American Idol’s 2009 winner, Kris Allen
Upon entering the stadium fans will receive a complimentary Swirl Flag, courtesy of Ticketmaster
.With hunting season kicking off in Wisconsin this weekend
, hunter’s orange clothing is expected in the stands Sunday. Fans interested in donning the colors can help the Packers “hunt down hunger” by purchasing orange and camouflage hats in the Packers Pro Shop
, with $5 from each purchase donated to Wisconsin hunger relief efforts
Further gameday information is available at www.packers.com/gameday/gameday-information.html