Should the Green Bay Packers earn a victory in Super Bowl XLV, a special "Return To Titletown" celebration will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Lambeau Field, from 4 to 5 p.m. Stadium gates will open at 2 p.m.
The program is contingent on a victory; in the event of a loss, it will not take place.
WFRV-TV Green Bay and WTMJ-TV Milwaukee, along with Packers Television Network stations (WKOW, Madison; WAOW, Wausau/Rhinelander; WXOW, La Crosse; WQOW, Eau Claire; WYOW, Eagle River; WJMN, Marquette, Mich.) will broadcast the event live from 4 to 5 p.m. The stations will rebroadcast the event in primetime that evening as well, with times varying by station.
Tickets, which will be priced at $5, will go on sale Monday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. CST through Ticketmaster outlets only (in person, over the phone at 800-745-3000, and online at Ticketmaster.com). A limit of 20 tickets per order will be in place, and normal Ticketmaster fees will apply. A portion of the proceeds will benefit charity through the Green Bay Packers Foundation. Parking for the event will be free.
Packers partners Bellin Health, ShopKo, Oneida Nation and Associated Bank are presenting the event with the organization.
Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, General Manager Ted Thompson, Head Coach Mike McCarthy and the team will join the event. WTMJ Radio's Wayne Larrivee and WFRV-TV Sports Director and Packers Hall of Famer Larry McCarren will host the event.
Features also include a special season highlights video on Lambeau Field's TundraVision and a celebratory fireworks display at the conclusion of the event.
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TEAM'S DEPARTURE AND RETURN: Fans interested in seeing the team off Monday, Jan. 31, will have the opportunity to do so at 11:45 a.m. at the Mills Fleet Farm Gate in the southwest parking lot of Lambeau Field.
Due to security precautions, the team will be traveling via buses directly from Lambeau Field to its charter aircraft at Austin Straubel Airport and therefore not walking through the airport terminal.
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and others will make brief comments prior to the team leaving for the airport.
Fans interested in seeing the team return to Lambeau Fieldwill have the opportunity to do so along the team's return route Monday, Feb. 7, from the airport to Lambeau Field. Area public safety officials will secure Packerland Drive, Hazelwood Lane and Lombardi Avenue as streets along which fans can gather to see the team's buses return to Lambeau Field, regardless of the game's outcome. No other public appearance for the team is scheduled that day. The team's exact return time has not been determined at this point, but is expected to be between 2 and 3 p.m. A more precise time will be relayed the morning of Feb. 7.