As fans prepare to come to Lambeau Field for Sunday's Packers-Bears Fan Appreciation Game, the Green Bay Packers today offered a few reminders.
The Packers and Delaware North will be offering free Kwik Trip hot chocolate as well as hot cider, limited to two per customer, during Sunday's game to help fans battle the forecasted cold. The free hot chocolate will be available at about 40 concessions locations throughout the stadium. Free hot cider will also be available at sections 105, 106, 133, 134, 326 and 427.
The Packers and law enforcement partners are asking fans to allow for extra time in making their way to the stadium gates, to accommodate for the safety screening process with fans dressed in heavier clothing for the cold. Game attendees should adhere to the NFL safety policy that has been in effect during the last few seasons. Blankets and unzipped sleeping bags may be carried into the stadium if they are carried loosely.
Bellin Health is also providing tips to fans battling cold weather:
- 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. Be sure to wear a hat and mittens, as well as comfortable, waterproof, insulated boots.
- Drink warm beverages, and as always, drink alcoholic beverages in moderation or not at all. Alcohol prevents the body from generating heat and can cause dehydration, which leaves one more susceptible to cold weather.
- In addition, watch for warning signs of hypothermia, such as severe shivering, dizziness, drowsiness and confusion. Learn the signs of frostbite and seek medical attention immediately if you notice grayish, white or yellowed skin, pain or numbness, or waxy skin.
For more information about Sunday's game, please visit packers.com/lambeau-field/gameday.