The Lambeau Field Atrium is abuzz today as the Packers prepare for the third annual Fan Fest, set for March 9-10.
Approximately 3,500 Packers fans will descend upon the Atrium Friday and Saturday, ready to take in two days of Green and Gold fun. Attendees will come from 41 states and a handful of foreign countries.
On the participant front today, Chad Clifton was added to the lineup. Other current players participating include Nick Barnett, Will Blackmon, Colin Cole, Daryn Colledge, Nick Collins, Rob Davis, Patrick Dendy, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Noah Herron, Cullen Jenkins, Aaron Kampman, Ruvell Martin, Brandon Miree, Brady Poppinga, Dave Rayner, Aaron Rodgers, Jon Ryan, Jason Spitz, Scott Wells and Corey Williams. Packers alumni scheduled for Fan Fest include Don Beebe, Edgar Bennett, Robert Brooks, Gilbert Brown, LeRoy Butler, Lynn Dickey, Antonio Freeman, Johnnie Gray, Ezra Johnson, Dorsey Levens, Larry McCarren, Fuzzy Thurston, Frank Winters and Ron Wolf. Appearance days and times will be released at the event. Players appearing are subject to change.
The schedule for Fan Fest on March 9 will be from 3 to 10 p.m., with a kickoff event at 4 p.m. On March 10, Fan Fest will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. A limited number of wheelchairs will be available to Fan Fest attendees on a first-come, first-served basis at the guest relations desk in the Atrium (a driver's license will be required as a deposit).
Parking for the event is free off of Ridge Road and Lombardi Avenue.
For Packers fans not attending the event, a 30-minute Fan Fest television show will be broadcast on Green Bay's WFRV-TV CBS 5 Friday at 6:30 p.m., as well as on the Packers' state-wide network (check local listings). The show, hosted by Larry McCarren, sports director at WFRV-TV CBS 5 and game analyst on the Packers Radio Network, will include guests Bob Harlan, Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy and other Packers.
Fan Fest partners include Chevrolet and Goodwill Industries. A portion of Fan Fest proceeds will go to charity through the Green Bay Packers Foundation.