The Green Bay Packers and healthcare partner Bellin Health Thursday advised fans going to Sunday's game to properly prepare for cold conditions.
Current forecasts are calling for the temperature at kickoff, 5:42 p.m., to be near 0 degrees, so it will be of utmost importance for fans to have their own game plan in place to deal with the cold.
Courtesy of Dr. Don Hartig, of the Bellin Health Family Medical Center in Howard, Wis., here is some advice for battling the cold:
Dress appropriately: Hypothermia and frostbite can occur even without subzero temperatures. Wear loose, dry layers, but don't overdress. Give yourself the opportunity to shed layers to adjust to weather changes. Try a mix of cotton or wool underneath, with something waterproof on top.
Put a hat on: Most body heat, about 40 percent, is lost through the head, so wear a hat.
Try mittens instead of gloves: Mittens will offer more warmth to your hands than gloves.
Wear comfortable, waterproof, insulated boots: This will help prevent hypothermia or frostbite by keeping feet dry and warm.
Drink warm beverages: Drink something warm, not hot.
Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages prevent the body from generating heat and can cause dehydration, which leaves one more susceptible to cold weather. As always, please drink in moderation.
Watch for warning signs: Learn the signs of hypothermia, including severe shivering, dizziness, drowsiness and confusion. Watch for signs of frostbite, such as grayish, white or yellowed skin, pain or numbness or waxy skin. Get medical attention immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.
Get out of wet clothes immediately: Once the game is over and you have the chance, get out of your wet clothing and warm up using a blanket. Drink warm fluids but don't immediately jump into a steaming hot shower or bath.
Lambeau Field concession stands will be serving hot cocoa and hot coffee, as well as hot food to help keep fans warm. Many food items are all mitten friendly (hot dog, brats, Italian Sausage, burgers, chili, pizza, etc.)
Additionally, all Packers Pro Shop locations in the stadium carry hand and foot warmers.
All Lambeau Field personnel will be able to assist fans who may encounter cold-related issues. EMS personnel are on patrol throughout the concourses, as well as at First Aid Stations found underneath Section 133 in the main concourse and near Section 330 in the upper concourse.