Lambeau Field is set for Thursday night's Packers Vs. Cancer game, presented by Bellin Health, which will recognize and honor those who have battled and continue to battle cancer.
The Packers, Bellin Health and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation are teaming up for the Packers Vs. Cancer campaign for the seventh consecutive year to raise awareness and funds for research and care and remind fans that early screenings save lives. Cancer survivors and their loved ones will be honored at the game and fans entering all stadium gates will receive a Packers Vs. Cancer wall flag so they can show their support.
The Packers Pro Shop is selling a new Packers Vs. Cancer hat, with $5 from the sale of each hat going directly to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. The green New Era winter knit hat, which features both the Packers logo and the Packers Vs. Cancer logo, is available in-store and online. Shoppers at the Packers Pro Shop can also help raise funds for VLCF by adding $1 or more donation to any purchase, now through Oct. 16.
After debuting last season, the Packers again will be utilizing special lighting elements during player introductions, with flickering lights and spotlights to enhance the pregame festivities. The stadium lights will be completely turned off in the stadium to direct fan attention to the TundraVision video boards while the pre-intro video plays. While the team is introduced, spotlights and flashing lights will be employed. Fans are advised to arrive early and be in their seats by 7 p.m. to ensure they can enjoy the player introductions and light features.
Prior to Thursday's game, ticket holders who plan to access their tickets through the Packers mobile app should ensure they have the latest version of the app downloaded. This new version includes critical updates to the app's integration with Ticketmaster. Fans who don't update their app won't be able to access their tickets through the app, but they can use a web browser instead.
Fans also should note that Lambeau Field and all its businesses are now cashless, including parking for the first time this year. The new concession stands and other terminals around the stadium will now also feature new tap-to-pay technology, allowing fans to pay up to four times faster than before. Those who do not have credit/debit cards or contactless payment solutions may use a cash-to-card conversion station located in the Atrium.
Fans are also encouraged to visit the newly renovated upper concourse on the third level, featuring efficient grab-and-go concessions stands along with new LED screens that will keep fans updated on the game action away from their seats. Attendees can also enjoy two levels of the Miller Lite End Zone on the north side of the stadium in the lower concourse. The space includes the grab-and-go Miller Lite Market and the Miller Lite End Zone Bar, a climate-controlled bar with 36 TV screens featuring games from across the league.
Packers Perks members attending Thursday's game are invited to visit the Packers Perks Donut House in the Lambeau Field Atrium to receive a free Kwik Trip Glazer donut while supplies last. Starting two hours prior to kickoff on home gamedays this season, Packers Perks members can use the tablets at the Donut House kiosk to input their email; when the machine recognizes the fan's email is associated with a Packers Perks account, a donut will be dispensed. Fans can sign up for the program and begin earning points at packersperks.com.
Fireworks will be set off from the stadium roof one hour prior to kickoff to remind fans to head toward the stadium to be inside by kickoff.
Prior to the national anthem, the Packers will recognize U.S. Army Veteran John P. Hofer through Operation Fan Mail on the field. Country duo Tigirlily Goldwill sing the national anthem. During halftime, the Notre Dame Tritons and Pulaski Red Raiders will compete in the High School Quarterback Challenge, and cancer survivors and their caregivers will be on the field to take part in a survival celebration and balloon display.
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 Lambeau Field on gamedays will use walk-through metal detectors.
The Lambeau Field parking lots will open Thursday at 3:15 p.m., with stadium gates opening at 5:15. The Atrium will be open to ticket holders at 1:15 p.m. via the American Family Insurance Gate, with exit/re-entry available until 3:15. Guests with specials needs should note that wheelchair assistance is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests with mobility challenges are encouraged to use their own wheelchairs.
The Johnsonville Tailgate Village in the stadium's east side parking lot will host ticketed and non-ticketed guests from 3:15 p.m. until one hour after the game ends. It will feature live music from the band The Dweebs as well as food, beverages and a festive tailgating atmosphere. For more gameday information, visit packers.com/lambeau-field/gameday-information.