Lambeau Field is set for Sunday's Packers-Bears game, which will highlight the My Cause My Cleats initiative and will honor Pro Football Hall of Famer and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue at halftime.
Several Packers players are participating in the annual My Cause My Cleats program this week to recognize charities, nonprofits and causes that are close to their hearts. Many players will be wearing custom cleats during Sunday's game to bring awareness to causes such as cancer, dyslexia, military appreciation, education, homelessness, animal adoption and ADHD.
In honor of Tagliabue's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, he has chosen to be presented with his Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence at the Packers-Bears game at Lambeau Field. Tagliabue was elected to succeed Pete Rozelle on Oct. 26, 1989, to become the seventh chief executive of the NFL. During Tagliabue's 17-year reign as NFL commissioner, pro football grew to unparalleled heights. Expansion, labor peace, new stadiums, international operations, unprecedented television coverage and revenues, internet and new technology development are just some of the successes accomplished during his tenure. Tagliabue will be honored during a brief ceremony at halftime of Sunday's game and presented with his Ring of Excellence.
Fans are reminded that all tickets are mobile-only, as the Packers have transitioned to mobile tickets. Attendees are asked to arrive in plenty of time to the gate listed on their ticket and have their mobile tickets ready to be scanned, as entry may take longer than normal as fans adjust to mobile tickets.
Fireworks will be set off from the stadium roof one hour prior to kickoff to remind fans to start making their way to the stadium in order to be inside by kickoff. The team is asking for patience from fans prior to and during the game in case they experience longer lines than normal in some areas or concession stands with limited offerings.
Other than parking, which is cash-only, fans should note that Lambeau Field and all of its businesses are now cashless. Fans should plan ahead to bring credit/debit cards or use contactless payment solutions. A cash-to-card conversion station is available in the Atrium for those who do not use credit/debit cards.
The Packers strongly encourage game attendees to follow CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Packers staff members will be wearing masks in indoor spaces on gameday, including in the club levels and in the Packers Pro Shop and Packers Hall of Fame. While game attendees are not required to wear masks, the Packers encourage fans to bring masks along to the game for use in indoor areas. More information about how CDC recommendations apply to spaces at Lambeau Field is online at https://pckrs.com/covid. Protocols are subject to change.
Fans entering the game will receive gloves courtesy of Oneida Casino.
Prior to the national anthem, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions will be recognizing U.S. Army Veteran Timothy Rospert and his family through Operation Fan Mail on the video boards. Electric guitarist DJ Ashba will perform the national anthem.
Also at halftime, the High School Quarterback Challenge, presented by HPE and Camera Corner will take place on the field, featuring players from Green Bay Southwest and Green Bay Preble High Schools.
Fans are reminded of the stadium safety policy. No bags or purses will be allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear and are no larger than 12" by 6" by 12". All fans entering on gamedays will use walk-through metal detectors. More info is available at packers.com/news/lambeau-field-carry-in-policy.
The Lambeau Field parking lots will open Sunday at 3:20 p.m., with gates opening at 5:20 p.m. The Atrium will be open to ticket holders at 1:20 p.m. via the American Family Insurance Gate. Beginning at 3:20 p.m., fans can visit the Johnsonville Tailgate Village in the east side parking lot to enjoy live music from the band The Presidents, as well as food, beverages and a festive tailgating atmosphere. For more gameday information, visit packers.com/lambeau-field/gameday-information.