Lambeau Field ready for Packers-Raiders Fantennial game

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Lambeau Field is ready for Sunday’s Packers-Raiders game, part of the Packers’ Fantennial Weekend presented by Oneida Casino, celebrating NFL 100 and a century of NFL football.

In addition to Sunday’s game, the weekend’s festivities will include a free Fantennial Pep Rally at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, located on the east side of Lambeau Field. The JTV will open at 4 p.m., with pre-rally festivities and Packers prizing beginning at 4 p.m., as well.

On gameday, the Lambeau Field parking lots will open at 8 a.m., with stadium gates opening at 10 a.m. The Lambeau Field Atrium, including 1919 Kitchen & Tap, the Packers Hall of Fame and Packers Pro Shop will be open to ticketed guests only. The team is also reminding fans to allow plenty of time to enter the stadium, and enter through the specific gates indicated on their tickets.

Fans on Sunday can enjoy the music, food, beverages and a festive tailgating atmosphere at the JTV, which opens at 8 a.m. for ticketed and non-ticketed guests alike, and this week will feature a performance by the band The Fabulous Rugburns.

Featured alumni are scheduled to make appearances Sunday; Pat Lee and Vonta Leach will be taking part in fan activities at surprise locations around Lambeau Field and the Legends Club, respectively, leading up to kickoff. Earl Dotson also will be appearing in the U.S. Cellular Loft to greet fans prior to the game.

Fans entering the game will receive a free stick flag, compliments of Oneida Casino, at all gate entrances.

During pregame, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions will recognize U.S. Navy officer Andrew Handeland and his family on the field. Prior to kickoff, the national anthem will be performed by the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.

At the end of the national anthem, a flyover will be performed by four Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets, supported by Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, and Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. Both squadrons will be flying in honor of Lieutenant Commander James Brice “Drama” Johnson, who was killed in March of 2018 in an F-18 crash. Johnson, a lifelong Packers fan, achieved one of his dreams of flying over Lambeau Field when he performed a flyover in September of 2012. His wife, Mary Asher Johnson, and family will be in attendance at the game Sunday to honor his memory.

At halftime, the High School Quarterback Challenge, presented by HPE and Camera Corner will take place on the field. The competition will feature players from Whitefish Bay High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Also at halftime, the University of Wisconsin Marching Band will perform on the field, and will return to the field following the game to perform the traditional “5th Quarter.”

The Packers are reminding fans of the NFL’s 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 also 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. To learn more, visit packers.com/carryin.

For more information about gameday, visit packers.com/lambeau-field/gameday.

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