Everything you Need to Know for Packers Family Night
A fun-filled day and evening awaits Packers fans Sunday at ‘Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health.’
Stadium gates will open at 5:30 PM, and the evening will feature a family-focused and game-like atmosphere with use of the video boards and gameday music. The practice will get underway at 7:30 PM, with 11-on-11 sessions that will include live contact, and the night will conclude with a fireworks and laser show.
The event will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. 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.
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.
Family Night activities will begin at 11:00 AM in the American Family DreamZone, Lambeau Field Atrium and parking lot. The Fan Walkway area, which will be open from 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM along the sidewalk from Oneida Street to the Oneida Nation Gate, will feature activities for fans to enjoy, including the Kemps Mooseum, airbrush tattoos and a display of animals from the Wildlife Sanctuary.
In addition, the Pick ‘N Save Family Night Picnic, will take place from noon to 6:00 PM in Lambeau Field’s east-side parking lot.
The Packers will welcome representatives from March of Dimes 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 include a flag football game with players from the Northwest Wisconsin Champions NFL Flag League from Eau Claire, as well as a performance by the Green Bay Elite Dance Team and an appearance by the All Veteran Parachute Team before the practice begins.
Included in the evening’s activities will be the popular Chili’s “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 Pick ‘N Save Fireworks and Laser Light show, coordinated to music.
Fans are reminded that all individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance. In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued unless all stadium activities – from 5:30 PM until the end of the fireworks show – are cancelled.
Parking lots will open at 11:00 AM for the event and the cost will be $5, with net proceeds to be donated to the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program. Parking will be limited in Packers-operated lots, but parking is also available in neighboring areas.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday, July 31, for the Green Bay Packer Family Night events that I-41 and adjacent roadways from Oneida Street north to Lineville Road in Brown County are under construction.
I-41, WIS 172 and I-43 could experience significant backups near the stadium, as could the I-41 interchanges at Oneida Street, WIS 172 and I-43. Barrier walls, orange barrels, and narrow lanes will affect travel. Due to the I-41 Project construction, Ashland Avenue through De Pere and Ashwaubenon will also experience increased traffic congestion as additional motorists use this as an alternate route. The heaviest congestion is expected three hours before and after Family Night.
Here is a list of the major highways in northeast Wisconsin most Packer fans will be traveling as they head for Lambeau Field, and the road conditions they should anticipate.
- Brown County
- The southbound I-41 off-ramp to southbound I-43 remains closed. Drivers can follow the marked detour on I-41 southbound to WIS 172 eastbound, follow WIS 172 east to I-43.
- The northbound I-43 off-ramp to southbound I-41 remains closed. Drivers should follow detour onto I-41 northbound to Lineville Road, and use Lineville road to access I-41 southbound.
- I-43 between Atkinson Drive and I-41 is reduced to a single lane in each direction. The speed limit is also reduced to 55 mph.
WIS 172 and I-41/WIS 172 Interchange
Motorists should expect heavy congestion and potential long delays at the I-41/WIS 172 interchange and on WIS 172 in Brown County from I-43 to the WIS 172/I-41 interchange before and after Family Night. Motorists should consider alternate routes if possible.
- A left lane closure on westbound WIS 172 near the I-41 interchange will slow traffic.
Barrier wall, narrow lanes, short merge distances and orange barrels will be present at various locations.
- Brown County
- Drivers will encounter 11-foot travel lanes and reduced shoulders in multiple locations along a 10-mile segment of highway. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph between Grant Street and Lineville Road. Temporary barrier wall at various locations will cause traffic to slow.
- Winnebago County
- Drivers will encounter reduced speed limits on I-41 near the US 10/WIS 441/I-41 interchange. Drivers should also watch for reduced lane widths and reduced shoulder widths on northbound and southbound I-41.
WIS 441, US 10 and Roland Kampo Bridge
- Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties.
- Drivers should be aware of orange barrels, narrow lanes, barrier walls and reduced speed limits.
- US 10 eastbound between County CB and I-41 northbound is reduced to a single lane.
I-43, Manitowoc County
- I-43 will be down to one lane in both directions north of the village of Cleveland as concrete cures on bridge overpasses.
- Travelers should expect delays and consider using I-41 as an alternate route north or south.
US 141, Marinette County
- US 141 southbound is closed in the village of Wausaukee from WIS 180 to north village of Wausaukee limit. A detour using local streets is posted.
I-41/US 45, Washington County (From Waukesha/Washington Co. line to the I-41/US 45 Split).
- Nighttime double lane closures could impact travel.