Packers preparing for Friday's Family Night

Family Night 2018

A fun-filled day and evening awaits Packers fans Friday at ‘Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health.’

Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with practice officially getting underway at 7:30 p.m.

Limited tickets to the event, priced at $10, are still available for purchase through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased at the Packers’ ticket office in person. All individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance.

Family Night is a part of the Back to Football campaign, presented by Bellin Health, a campaign that also includes Packers training camp and Packers preseason games.

Parking lots will open at 1:30 p.m. for the event and the cost will be $5, with net proceeds to benefit “Meijer Simply Give,” which raises money for hunger-related causes. Parking will be limited in Packers-operated lots, but parking is also available in neighboring areas.

The Packers are reminding fans of the NFL’s 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 also 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. For more information, visit packers.com/carryin.

Pre-Family Night activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium and parking lot. The Fan Walkway from Oneida Street to the Oneida Nation Gate will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a variety of activities for families and kids to enjoy. The Johnsonville Tailgate Village will also open at 1:30 p.m., with food and beverages available for purchase and live music throughout the day.

The Packers hosted the 18th annual Family Night at Lambeau Field.

The Packers will welcome representatives from Make-a-Wish Wisconsin® as their official community guests. Forty representatives of the organization will make up the Packers Ambassador Line as the players take the field. The representatives will attend the rest of the evening’s festivities with the remainder of the group in the stands.

Other on-field activities prior to practice beginning include scrimmages between four youth football teams from East River Pop Warner, as well as performances by the Green Bay Elite Dance Team. The All-Veteran Parachute Team will jump and parachute into the stadium at 7:15 p.m. Additionally, throughout the practice, the TundraVision will provide a game-like atmosphere, featuring promotions from Fleet Farm and Oshkosh Corporation on the screens, as well as video of fans in the stadium throughout the night.

The national anthem will be performed by Franki Moscato, a 17-year old Oshkosh native who participated in American Idol last season.

Also featured will be the popular “Jerseys Off Our Backs” promotion with Packers jerseys – all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed practice – to be given away in a random drawing. The evening will conclude with the Packers Family Night Fireworks and Laser Light show.

Attendees are reminded that all individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance into Lambeau Field. The stadium opens on Friday at 1:30 p.m. to ticketed guests only, and after 3:30 p.m., fans may not exit and re-enter. If fans choose to exit the stadium, they will not be allowed to re-enter for the remainder of the evening.

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 cancelled.

For fans not attending the event, a statewide telecast will be available on Packers TV Network stations, including TODAY'S TMJ4 in Milwaukee, NBC26 in Green Bay, WKOW-TV in Madison, WXOW-TV in La Crosse, WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, WAOW-TV in Wausau, KQDS-TV in Duluth-Superior, WLUC-TV in Escanaba-Marquette. Family Night will also air in Iowa on KWWL-TV (Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Iowa City, Dubuque) and WHBF-TV (Davenport, Iowa; and Rock Island and Moline, Illinois), as well as in Alaska on KYUR-TV (Anchorage), KATN-TV (Fairbanks) and KJUD-TV (Juneau).

For more information and a full schedule for Family Night, visit packers.com/familynight.

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