As preparations continue for Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, set for Saturday, Aug. 7, the Packers are sharing reminders with fans and event attendees.
Now in its 20th year, Family Night will serve as the introduction of the 2021 Green Bay Packers, in-person to fans at Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.
Tickets are still available for the event, and fans are reminded that all tickets are mobile-only, as the Packers have transitioned to mobile tickets. Mobile tickets allow for safe, secure ticketing and help prevent fraud, while also allowing for direct and instantaneous communication between the team and the fans coming to each game.
The Packers encourage all Family Night attendees to follow updated CDC guidelines. To learn about how the latest CDC recommendations apply to Lambeau Field, please read further information online at packers.com/community/covid. The Packers will not require guests to wear masks.
Fans are reminded of the stadium safety policy. No bags or purses will be allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12" by 6" by 12". Stadium cushions are not allowed as a part of the policy, however, stadium seats and stadium pads that contain no pockets or zippers and are 18" wide or smaller are allowed. All fans entering Lambeau Field on gamedays will use walk-through metal detectors.
Gates for the event will open at 5:30 p.m., and the team will be introduced on the field at 7:20 p.m. The format of this year's Family Night will be a full practice, in order for the team to accomplish its preparation goals for the regular season. Due to COVID-19 protocols, fewer on-field activities than in recent years will take place prior to practice.
The evening remains family-focused and will feature a game-like atmosphere with use of the video boards, as well as gameday music and a fireworks show at the end of the night. Retired practice jerseys of current and former players will be given away to a random selection of fans prior to the fireworks. Family Night is a part of the Back to Football campaign, presented by Bellin Health. Other components of the campaign include Packers training camp and Packers preseason games.
Parking for the event will be $5 (cash only), with net proceeds to benefit Meijer Simply Give and its mission to support hunger relief efforts. Other than parking, fans should note that Lambeau Field and all of its businesses are now cashless. Those who do not have credit/debit cards or contactless payment solutions may use a cash-to-card conversion station located in the Atrium.
Parking lots will open at 1:30 p.m., along with the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, which will feature a DJ until 3:30 p.m., and a live band starting at 4 p.m., as well as food and beverages available for purchase. The Fan Walkway on the east side of Lambeau Field will feature activities for families to enjoy, including Wally Walbec and his heavy construction equipment from the Walbec Group for kids to admire. Kemps also will be on hand to sample mini ice cream sandwiches. Fans can also stop by the interactive Polaris station to see off-road vehicles and a snowmobile, or visit the Empire Beauty station to get colorful hair extensions, green and gold hair glitter or braids. Heritage Trail Trolley Tours will also take place on Saturday, with three different time slots prior to practice. Fans can purchase tickets online at packershofandtours.com or in person at the Packers Hall of Fame.
The Brown County Mobile Vaccination Unit also will be parked on the east side of the stadium, with Bellin Health administering COVID-19 vaccines and providing information for those who would like to learn more.
In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued unless all stadium activities—from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show—are canceled.
For fans not attending the event, a statewide telecast will be available on various local and Packers TV Network stations. The stations broadcasting the event include WACY-TV in Green Bay and WDJT-TV in Milwaukee, as well as WAOW-TV in Wausau, WKOW-TV in Madison, WXOW-TV in La Crosse, WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, KQDS-TV in Duluth-Superior and WLUC-TV in Escanaba-Marquette. The event will also be televised on KCRG-TV and WHBF-TV in Iowa; KATN-TV, KYUR-TV and KJUD-TV in Alaska; and KSFY in Sioux Falls, SD.