By Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field is ready for Sunday's Wild Card playoff between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.
The organization is reminding game attendees to prepare for the forecasted cold weather by dressing appropriately. Attendees are also asked to allow plenty of time to enter the stadium gates prior to the game. For more efficient entry, fans are asked to enter the stadium at the gates listed on their tickets.
As has been the case all season, fans entering Lambeau Field on gameday will use walk-through metal detectors. The most efficient way through the detectors will be via express lanes at each gate for 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
Two featured alumni are scheduled to make appearances Sunday; Ahman Green and Dorsey Levens will be taking part in fan activities at the Tundra Tailgate Zone (TTZ) and Legends Club, respectively, leading up to kickoff.
While fans are tailgating Sunday morning, they will have an opportunity to see four Packers snow sculptures around the stadium, sculpted by Team USA Snow Sculpture. The sculptures will feature a player with a football, a Packers helmet and Get Loud Lambeau messages. Fans may take photos with the sculptures outside the American Family Insurance Gate, Associated Bank Gate, Bellin Gate and Harlan Plaza.
Large light-up "Go Pack Go" letters will also be positioned near the fan walkway and the TTZ on the stadium's east side for fan photo opportunities prior to the game.
In addition, the Packers will be recognizing U.S. Army veteran Michael Kirby and his family through Operation Fan Mail on-field prior to the national anthem.
Singer John Vincent will perform the national anthem. Additionally, a flyover will be performed by four Navy jets from the Naval Air Station Lemoore in California.
At halftime, the High School Quarterback Challenge will include a tournament featuring players from the competition's eight winning schools from each Packers home game during the regular season. Appleton North, Ashwaubenon, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Menasha, Green Bay Preble, Two Rivers, Wilmot Union and Xavier High Schools will all take part.
Rally towels will be distributed to fans as the giveaway item at the game.
All fans, even those without game tickets, can attend the premier gameday tailgate party in the TTZ in the Lambeau Field parking lot, featuring live bands, alumni autographs, and food and beverages.
The Lambeau Field Atrium, parking lots and TTZ will open at 11:40 a.m., and stadium gates will open at 1:40 p.m. Visit http://www.packers.com/gameday/
for more information.