Lambeau Field ready for Saturday's playoff game against Vikings

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Fans reminded to head to entry gates early

Playoff games at Lambeau Field provide an electric atmosphere and Packers fans are asked to power it up again at Saturday night’s Wild Card matchup vs. the Minnesota Vikings.

Several activities, including more frequent noise meters displayed on the TundraVision video screens and G-Force rally towels, will be incorporated into the game to enhance the excitement.

Before fans enter the stadium they will have the chance to see large snow sculptures, which will be on display in front of the Miller Lite and Oneida Nation Gates. Work on the sculptures will begin today.

The Packers Pro Shop now features a variety of NFC North Division championship apparel and accessories for fans looking to commemorate the team’s latest accomplishment. The complete line can be found online at or in the store.

Opera singer Larry Harris, from New York, will be performing the national anthem. Harris is a former NFL lineman who was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1976 and played seven years before retiring after an injury-ridden season.  Growing up in Texas, he was part of a gospel singing family, taking private voice lessons through junior high and continuing throughout his college and NFL careers. A flyover of one U.S. Coast Guard helicopter will follow the anthem.

In addition, the Packers and WPS will be recognizing U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander David Kliemann through Operation Fan Mail on-field prior to the national anthem.

Packers alumni Zeke Bratkowski and Boyd Dowler will be recognized prior to team introductions and will also be in the Packers Pro Shop on Friday, Jan. 4, signing autographs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. On Saturday, Dowler will be mingling with fans in the Tundra Tailgate Zone from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. while Bratkowski is in the Legends Club for suite and club seat ticket holders.

Also taking place at Saturday’s game is the premier gameday tailgate party in the Tundra Tailgate Zone (TTZ) in the Lambeau Field parking lot. More information on the Tundra Tailgate Zone and other game features can be found online at

Fans will receive G-Force rally towels courtesy of Kohl’s Department Stores and the Oneida Nation as the game giveaway. Fans are reminded to make their way to stadium gates early and bring only essential items to ensure efficient passage through screening. This will ensure all fans are in their seats for kickoff.

The Lambeau Field Atrium and guest relations desk will open at 11 a.m. for ticketed guests only. The Lambeau Field parking lot will open at 3 p.m. along with the Tundra Tailgate Zone. Gates will open at 5 p.m. For a listing of Lambeau Field’s non-gameday holiday hours, visit

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