Tundra Tailgate Zone, Copps–Pick 'N Save Family Night Picnic Open Prior To Scrimmage
Preparations are underway at Lambeau Field for Sunday's eighth edition of 'Packers Family Night, Presented by Fox 11.'
In addition to the main attraction, the intra-squad scrimmage, the new Tundra Tailgate Zone on the stadium's east side will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The free area includes three climate-controlled tents that house an entertainment area with a main stage, the Packers Experience presented by Kemps, and a food and beverage area. The band Grand Union will be on the main stage from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
For younger fans, the area inside the stadium's security barrier will have sidewalk chalk available for creative fun. Inside the concourse, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., several craft areas will be available, as well as other attractions, including airbrush tattoos, G-Force tattoos, a chalk graffiti wall, magicians and sign-making opportunities.
The Copps-Pick 'N Save Family Night Picnic again will take place in Lambeau Field's east-side parking lot. It is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will serve food items priced at $1, including corn on the cob, Johnsonville Brats, Nicolet Water and Kemps Ittibitz Ice Cream. Proceeds will go to the Roundy's Foundation (Roundy's is the parent company of Copps and Pick 'N Save) to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Green Bay.
The Packers again are welcoming a special group to 'Family Night.' Approximately 1,500 guests from the Wisconsin Lions Camp, a program of the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, will be seated in section 127 and will be recognized on the TundraVision during the evening's programming. Since its beginning in 1956, the Wisconsin Lions Camp has been dedicated to providing a quality camping experience free-of-charge to Wisconsin residents with disabilities.
For the general public, the parking lot to Lambeau Field will open at 10:30 a.m. The Lambeau Field Atrium, including the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Pro Shop Extra Points, the Packers Hall of Fame, Frozen In Time, Curly's Pub and Atrium eateries all will open at 11 a.m. The Atrium and its businesses will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for 'Family Night.' Stadium Tours will not be offered Sunday due to preparations for the event.
'Family Night' operations get underway for ticketed attendees at 5:30 p.m. with the re-opening of the Atrium, its restaurants and businesses, and stadium gates. In-stadium entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. (highlight video, Pop Warner football, a giant board game, elite cheerleaders, Oneida Nation dance performance), followed by on-field football drills at 6:30 and the scrimmage at approximately 7:40. A spectacular fireworks show will conclude the night.
More information and a complete rundown of the day's activities can be found online at www.packerstrainingcamp.com/family_night/.
Parking for the event will be $5, with 100 percent of the net proceeds to be donated to the Packers' 'Family Night' partner, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, to support its Wendy's Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program in Wisconsin. Volunteers for the group also will be in the parking lot and at the gates to share information about the program with fans and accept monetary donations for the foundation.
For those not attending, the event will be televised in Green Bay on WLUK-TV FOX 11, as well as on WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WMSN-TV in Madison, WFXS-TV in Wausau and WLAX-TV in La Crosse. Hosted by Drew Smith and other members of the Fox 11 sports and news staffs, the live broadcast will start at 6:30 p.m.