Lambeau Field is ready for Sunday's Packers-Bengals game, which will also serve as a tribute to Packers alumni as part of the Packers' traditional alumni weekend celebration. The returning alumni will be introduced from the field during halftime.
The Packers' annual Coats for Kids collection also will take place Sunday in the Lambeau Field parking lot, beginning at 11:25 a.m. Fans attending the game will have the opportunity to donate new and gently used coats for distribution to needy children through the Salvation Army. Cash donations will be accepted as well.
The organization also is reminding game attendees that no bags or purses are allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12" by 6" by 12". All fans entering Lambeau Field on gamedays will use walk-through metal detectors. For more information on gameday carry-in and safety policies, please visit http://www.packers.com/gameday/.
In addition to the alumni returning to Lambeau Field as part of the Packers' traditional alumni weekend celebration, two featured alumni are scheduled to make appearances Sunday; Robert Brown and Ed West will be taking part in fan activities at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village and Legends Club, respectively, leading up to kickoff.
Prior to the national anthem, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions will be recognizing Purple Heart recipient Joshua Krueger and his family through Operation Fan Mail on the field.
The national anthem will be performed by Anthony Crivello, a Tony Award-winning singer and actor from Milwaukee. A flyover will be performed by a KC-135 refueling plane, from the 128th Aerial Refueling Wing, based in Milwaukee
The pregame festivities will also honor Cayden Krueger from Beloit, Wis., as the "Shopko Kick-Off Kid." The 7-year-old has ITP disease, a platelet disorder, and founded a charity 5K walk in his hometown to raise money for the Platelet Disorder Support Association. Learn more about Shopko's Kids Making a Difference at shopko.com/kickoffkid.
The Packers will also recognize Karen Menéndez Coller prior to the game as the recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Menéndez Coller serves as Executive Director of Centro Hispano, a nonprofit organization in Dane County that provides social services, job training, educational opportunities and a cultural home to Latinos and other immigrant populations.
During halftime, the High School Quarterback Challenge, presented by HPE and Camera Corner, will feature players from Black Hawk and Pecatonica/Argyle High Schools in an on-field competition.
Fans entering the stadium will receive free sunglasses, courtesy of Sentry.
Also on Sunday, fans can enjoy the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, the permanent tailgating and event structure in Lambeau Field's east side parking lot. The JTV, along with the Lambeau Field parking lots, will open at 11:25 a.m. for ticketed and non-ticketed guests alike and will feature live music, food, beverages and a festive tailgating atmosphere.
The Lambeau Field Atrium, including 1919 Kitchen & Tap, Packers Hall of Fame and Packers Pro Shop, will be open to ticketed guests only beginning at 11:25 a.m., and stadium gates will open at 1:25 p.m. Visit http://www.packers.com/gameday/ for more information.