Lambeau Field Readying For 2006 Preseason Home Opener; New Concessions Offered



Saturday night's Packers-Falcons contest marks Lambeau Field's first game of the 2006 season and fans will see some new choices at the stadium concession stands, courtesy of Levy Restaurants, the company that oversees all food and beverage operations at the facility.

Fans in search of a bigger burger will find some options with the new Stacked Burger, featuring two patties. Offerings include the Cheesy Stacker, the Spicy Stacker (pepper jack cheese and jalapenos) and the Brat Stacker (brat patties with sauerkraut) - each served with fries. Stacked Fries are offered, too, with nacho cheese and spicy jalapenos. The new "stacked" items can be found at concession stands in Sections 116, 307 and the third floor of the Atrium, located off Lambeau's upper concourse on the east side.

On the Associated Bank Club Level, fans can stop at 'Grandma's Diner' for items such as the Meatloaf Sandwich, Patty Melt, Pot Roast Sandwich and Fried Chicken Sandwich, each with appropriate sides. Desserts, like warm apple pie ala mode are available, too. Also new in the club area is the 'Border Café,' featuring offerings such as a pulled pork burrito and three styles of quesadillas.

New beverage options this season include a larger, 44-ounce soda, plus Minutemaid Lemonade and Powerade. For adult drinkers, Fosters (on tap), along with Mike's Hard Lemonade, Mike's Hard Cranberry and Smirnoff Malt Beverages are available in Section 138. Also on tap are Guinness, Smithwick's, and Harp (Section 114). A new 'Here's to Beer' portable stand is located in Section 128, featuring Redhook, Widmer, and Michelob Amber.

"We're excited about the new menu options at Lambeau Field this year," said Steve Klegon, the Packers' director of atrium business development. "Each year we like to offer some new items based on feedback from the fans as well as some new ideas from the Levy staff."

Klegon also said that most concession prices for the upcoming season will remain at 2006 levels, with a few exceptions involving items such as chili, fries, nachos and cheese curds.

Other Notes for Fans: The parking lots will open for game attendees Saturday at 3 p.m. (four hours prior to kickoff), with stadium gates opening at 4:45 p.m. (2 hours, 15 minutes prior to kickoff).

All fans entering Lambeau Field are reminded that they will be subject to and should expect to be patted down by security personnel before going through stadium gates as a continuation of security measures in place since 2001. Fans are encouraged to arrive early at stadium gates to help facilitate this security measure.

Fans also are reminded of the carry-in policy which prohibits bags, backpacks, duffel bags, fanny packs and umbrellas, as are food and beverages, video cameras and still photo cameras with lenses over 12 inches. The following exceptions are worth noting: Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are allowed if carried loosely (not in a bag). Small purses, not exceeding 8x10x12 inches, are permitted but subject to search. Small cameras, binoculars and cellular phones are acceptable if carried loosely (not in a case). Stadium seats/cushions are permitted, too.

Fan assistance centers are located on the main concourse (Section 109), upper concourse (Section 353) and guest relations desk in the Atrium. Fans may also contact ushers or security personnel for issues that need to be addressed.

More detailed information can be found in the Lambeau Field A-Z Guide.

Fans not attending Saturday's game are reminded that they still can enjoy Lambeau Field that day. The Packers Pro Shop is open from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 6:15 p.m., when the doors close to people not attending the game. The store remains open to ticketed fans until 11 p.m. Also, the Hall of Fame (8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.), Curly's Pub (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.), Hall of Fame Grill (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and Frozen in Time (8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) are open until 2:30 p.m., when the building is closed in preparation for the game. The parking lot off Lombardi Avenue will be open until 2:30 p.m. for such visitors and then will be cleared to prepare for game attendees.

Additionally, Curly's Pub will open to non-ticketed patrons 45 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

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