Lambeau Field is set to welcome fans for Thursday's preseason matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Game attendees are reminded that while printed season tickets are still an accepted form of entry, PDF or 'Print at Home' tickets have been eliminated; those who purchased tickets online through the secondary market or have received forwarded tickets must use mobile tickets on their device to enter the game. Instructions and tutorials on how to use mobile tickets are available at https://www.packers.com/tickets/mobile-ticketing. Those using mobile tickets are encouraged to download their tickets to their device prior to the game.
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. For more information, visit packers.com/carryin.
The Lambeau Field parking lots will open at 3 p.m., with stadium gates opening at 5 p.m. The Atrium will be open to ticket holders at 1 p.m. via the American Family Insurance Gate, with exit/re-entry ticket scanning until 3 p.m.
Thursday's game is the annual Midwest Shrine Game. Since its inception in 1950, the game has raised more than $4 million for the Midwest Shrine's burn centers and hospitals. Janine Brass, a former patient of the Shrine Hospital and a fan favorite at the Shrine game for many years, will perform the national anthem.
To recognize 'Play Football Month,' the Packers have invited four teams from the Appleton Youth Football Association to scrimmage during halftime. In addition, the Packers have donated more than 1,900 tickets to Thursday's game to youth football teams and Play 60 programs.
'Play Football Month,' a national campaign that takes place throughout the NFL preseason, incorporates youth football scrimmages at NFL stadiums and celebrates the values of the game and recognizes the efforts and contributions of youth and high school football players and coaches across the country.
Fans at Lambeau Field on Thursday can visit the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, the permanent tailgating and event structure in the stadium's east side parking lot. The space hosts ticketed and non-ticketed guests alike and will feature live music, as well as food, beverages and a festive tailgating atmosphere.
The pregame festivities will also honor Myah Mlnarik and Hayden Beekman from Oconto, as the "Shopko Kick-Off Kids." They worked together to create "Bundles of Hope" for children in their community battling health issues, with gifts including blankets, toys and inspiring messages.
Prior to the national anthem, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions will be recognizing several veterans who are a part of WPS's Veteran Enhancement Team on the field.
Fans will receive magnetic game schedules as the game giveaway when they enter, compliments of Cenex.
During halftime, the High School Quarterback Challenge, presented by HPE and Camera Corner will take place on the field. The competition will feature players from Denmark High School in Denmark, Wis., and Luxemburg-Casco High School in Luxemburg, Wis.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is also reminding motorists that they should allow extra time traveling to Thursday's game, as commuter traffic and ongoing construction projects may cause travel delays.
The free Green Bay Metro gameday bus service is available again this year, with extended service to several areas of Green Bay. Fans visiting prior to gameday also are encouraged to use the free G-Line bus route, which runs each half hour between Lambeau Field and downtown Green Bay. Further details and gameday route information is available at http://greenbaymetro.org/.
For more gameday information, visit https://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/gameday-information.