Big Changes Coming to Tailgating Experience at Lambeau
Taligating at Lambeau Field is about to change.
The Packers are partnering with Johnsonville Sausages to open a 13,000+ square foot building in Lambeau's east-side parking lot.
The Johnsonville Tailgate Village will have indoor restrooms, radiant floors, air conditioning and heating.
Packers President Mark Murphy says it's a perfect addition to the Lambeau experience.
"We're going to see more and more people coming here, without tickets, just to be a part of the overall experience and you can also see people coming Saturdays before games, maybe come and watch Packers away games here."
The Tailgate Village will be free and open to all fans on gamedays. More than 2,000 fans will be able to experience a high-energy atmosphere, featuring music and entertainment, large screen televisions, food and beverages and other activities for tailgaters.
On non-gamedays, the structure will be a flexible space available for groups to rent and use for private events. It will have a full kitchen for event catering, and will comfortably seat more than 500 guests for a variety of functions in the dining and event space.
In the warmer months, the flexible, festive space will open up to a 4,300 square-foot party deck, as well as the outdoor fan walkway and Lambeau Field parking lot, with large overhead doors, allowing fans to gather and enjoy activities in both areas seamlessly. With floor to ceiling glass walls facing Lambeau Field, fans inside and out will feel like part of the action.
The Johnsonville Tailgate Village is expected to be open in time for the 2017 football season.