As Lambeau Field prepares to welcome fans back for football this Friday for the preseason, Packers fans are reminded of several changes and updates to note ahead of the game.
The stadium is entirely cashless; only traditional credit/debit card or contactless payment methods will be accepted. This also applies to the Johnsonville Tailgate Village and at Packers-operated businesses at Titletown, and fans are asked to prepare accordingly. For those who do not use credit or bank cards, cash-to-card conversion stations are available in the Lambeau Field Atrium and at Titletown.
Fans attending Friday's game will also notice new ticket scanners, which were in operation already this year during the soccer game in July and Packers Family Night. The pedestal-style scanners are aimed at getting fans into the stadium quicker and more easily. Ticket holders can either scan mobile tickets that have been added to their digital wallet on the upper part of the pedestal, or scan each mobile ticket's barcode on the lower part of the pedestal. Each ticket must be scanned separately, and fans are asked to have their tickets ready to scan as they approach the gate to allow for more efficient entry.
With ongoing construction on the east side of the stadium, fans are asked to pay attention as they approach the stadium, as traffic patterns have changed to allow for increased efficiency. Fans should keep an eye out for signage that will direct them to the appropriate lanes and parking lots, and those with parking passes should display them on their mirrors.
Game attendees throughout the stadium can also enjoy two levels of the new Miller Lite End Zone behind seating section 100 in the lower concourse on the north side of Lambeau Field. The Miller Lite Market, on the ground floor, offers a variety of grab-and-go food and beverages, similar to other market stands throughout the stadium that have been added in recent years. A similar market is located at section 138 in the lower concourse on the south side of Lambeau Field.
The Miller Lite End Zone Bar, which is located above the market at section 100, is a new climate-controlled bar space with a capacity of nearly 400 and is accessible by stairs or elevator. Both spaces were added this past offseason during the team's multi-year concourse renovation project aimed at providing faster and easier concession experiences. The Miller Lite End Zone Bar will also host the Packers Radio Network pre-game show, Packers Preview, featuring Dennis Krause, James Jones and Mike Heller. The broadcast begins two hours prior to kickoff.
Fans are asked to note the stadium safety policy. No bags or purses will be allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12" by 6" by 12". Stadium cushions are not allowed as a part of the policy, however, stadium seats and stadium pads that contain no pockets or zippers and are 18" wide or smaller are allowed. All fans entering Lambeau Field on gamedays will use walk-through metal detectors.
For fans not attending the game, the broadcast can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, and with several changes to the network this year, fans are asked to "reset their preset" to their local affiliate. Notably, fans in Milwaukee will notice the addition of a new flagship station in the area, iHeartRadio Milwaukee's 97.3 The Game WRNW. Fans in other parts of the state who are accustomed to tuning in to the Milwaukee area broadcast or who are unsure of which station to tune into are encouraged to reference packers.com/video/radio-network to determine their nearest affiliate.
Fans can also enjoy a statewide telecast of the game, available on Packers TV Network stations. The stations broadcasting the game include WGBA-TV in Green Bay and WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, as well as WAOW-TV in Wausau, WKOW-TV in Madison, WXOW-TV in La Crosse, WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, KQDS-TV in Duluth-Superior, WLUC-TV in Escanaba-Marquette, and on Telemundo Wisconsin (WYTU). Packers preseason games are also televised in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska; Peoria, Illinois; Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Des Moines and Davenport, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Bismarck, Minot and Fargo, North Dakota; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Fans can find their nearest affiliate station on the map at packers.com/video/tv-network.