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    The Lambeau Field Atrium and all businesses will be closing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 18 for a private function. Last "seating" at Curly's Pub will be at 3 p.m.

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    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM CST Packers Everywhere pep rally

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

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Packers to enhance public safety at Lambeau Field

Posted Jun 13, 2013

The Packers announced Thursday an NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium.

To enhance the safety of fans at Lambeau Field, the Packers announced today an NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium.

The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure that will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access in all stadiums. It was discussed with all clubs at the May league meeting and will be implemented at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason game.

As has been the case in recent seasons, the Packers will continue to encourage fans to minimize the amount of items brought to the stadium. With respect to bags, the Packers strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined today what is permissible. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”, or

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.

  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

As per custom, the Packers will work with the Green Bay Police Department and other local law enforcement officials to examine the policy and determine how to best implement the new practice at Lambeau Field.

In recent years the Packers have enhanced their already comprehensive safety plans with additional measures such as pat downs, bag checks and use of metal detecting hand wands.

“Public safety will continue to be a top priority at Lambeau Field,” said Doug Collins, Packers director of security/risk management. “We have appreciated the cooperation of our fans in the past and look forward to their continued support with this enhancement in providing a safe gameday environment.”

This public safety measure is being successfully used at other large venues. The University of Michigan, Penn State University and Michigan State University do not permit any bags.

Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter NFL stadiums through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections already in effect at all stadiums.

 
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