As the football season gets under way, the Packers are reminding fans of the organization's gameday safety and solicitation policies.
While the NFL safety policy remains unchanged, this year all fans entering Lambeau Field on gamedays will use walk-through metal detectors. A league-wide mandate for use at all stadium gates by 2016, the units began to be phased in at Lambeau Field last season at the Shopko Gate, and will now be in use at each gate.
Unlike the screening machines at airports, guests are asked to not remove any jackets, belts, coins, keys, wallets, watches, or other objects of similar size. Guests will instead be asked only to remove cell phones, cameras, tablets and other large metal objects and place these items in an extended tray alongside each machine in close proximity and in clear sight.
Detectors ready for gameday use at all Lambeau Field Gates. Photos by Katie Hermsen, Packers.com.
The most efficient way through the detectors will be via express lanes, which can be found at each gate and used by fans entering the stadium without any bags or stadium seats.
As in previous years, 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". Small clutches that do not exceed 4.5" by 6.5" are permitted. Stadium cushions are also not allowed, however, stadium seats and stadium pads that contain no pockets or zippers and are 18" wide or smaller are allowed.
For more information on the NFL's safety policy, please visit packers.com/carryin.
The organization is also reminding fans about Lambeau Field's longstanding non-solicitation policy that prohibits unauthorized solicitations, including on gamedays, in the Lambeau Field or Packers-operated parking lots.
While the Packers have a tradition of partnering with worthy causes for authorized gameday collections during the season such as Coats for Kids, Toys for Tots, the Packers Women's Association Food Drive and the Verizon HopeLine Collection, the organization has received an increasing number of complaints in recent years about unauthorized collections or selling of fundraising items.
Fans who witness unauthorized solicitations are asked to alert guest services, gameday or security staff.
For more information about all Lambeau Field gameday policies, please visit packers.com/gameday.