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Lambeau Field ready for Packers-Lions home opener Monday night

Weekend begins with free Kickoff Weekend concert; Former Packers GM Ted Thompson’s name to be unveiled on Lambeau Field façade

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Lambeau Field is set to welcome fans for Monday night's home opener between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, the first full-capacity regular season game at Lambeau Field since 2019.

Halftime of Monday's game will pay tribute to the late Ted Thompson, the former Packers GM who passed away earlier this year. The team will unveil his name in a place of honor on the northeast section of the stadium façade to recognize his accomplishments during his tenure. Packers players will be wearing special decals on their helmets and Packers staff members will also be wearing pins and buttons with his initials in his honor.

Fans are reminded that the home opener festivities will begin Sunday, with the Kickoff Weekend concert event, presented by SiriusXM, Ticketmaster, Polaris and North Dakota Tourism. The concert will feature country artist Jake Owen, with music beginning at 5 p.m. in the parking lot on the east side of Lambeau Field.

The Packers strongly encourage game attendees to follow updated CDC guidelines, which includes 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 Protocols are subject to change.

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 and staff 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. This year's pregame will include new videos, graphics and an exciting new player introduction tunnel feature.

The team is asking for patience from fans prior to and during the game, as Lambeau Field is still ramping up to full staffing levels throughout concessions, retail and guest services. Fans may experience longer lines than normal in some areas or see some concession stands that are not open or have limited menus.

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.

Prior to the national anthem, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions will be recognizing U.S. Navy veteran Ruth Schmelzer Potier through Operation Fan Mail on the video boards. Singer songwriter Katrina Elam will sing the national anthem and two F-15Es from the 389th Fighter Squadron, from Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, will perform a flyover.

Fans entering all stadium gates will receive a Kickoff Weekend Rally Towel, compliments of SiriusXM, Ticketmaster, Polaris and North Dakota Tourism.

Fans are reminded of 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.

The Lambeau Field parking lots will open Monday at 3:15 p.m., with gates opening at 5:15 p.m. The Atrium will be open to ticket holders at 1:15 p.m. via the American Family Insurance Gate, with exit/re-entry ticket scanning until 3:15 p.m. Fans can visit the Johnsonville Tailgate Village in the east side parking lot, to enjoy live music from the band The Dweebs, as well as food, beverages and a festive tailgating atmosphere. For more gameday information, visit

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