Fans are encouraged to arrive early at this weekend's game due to enhanced security procedures. The updated stadium security procedure involves electronic wanding as a main initiative.
Increasing staff, opening more security lanes, additional staff training and a proactive gate traffic pattern analysis should expedite traffic into the stadium vs. the previous home game on Oct. 2 vs. the Broncos.
"There were fans that did not make it inside for kickoff at the last game, so we're encouraging all fans to plan accordingly and arrive early at the gates," said Doug Collins, Packers director of security/risk management. "Our number one goal on game day is the safety of all guests. Wanding is now a permanent part of our security process and fans need to be prepared for a longer wait to enter the stadium than in previous years."
Security protocol changes are only part of the equation. To avoid any kickoff rush, fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early.
"We analyzed ticket-scan times and reviewed video to understand our traffic patterns from the Oct. 2 game," said Collins. "We have changed some of our procedures to make it a better experience for fans. We do, however, need the fans' help in arriving to the gates earlier."
Kickoff at Lambeau Field is at noon against the St. Louis Rams and gates open two hours prior to kickoff.
Fan security tips for game day:
- Check your ticket and enter at the assigned gate (each ticket provides an entry gate that is closest to your seat).
- Bring no or minimal carry-ins (small purse, camera bag, etc.) to minimize wait time. Review Security & Carry-In Policy
- Plan ahead and allow additional time for the screening process.
- Review the wanding video here so you know what to expect