If you're heading to Lambeau Field for the opening of the NFL season Thursday, here are some things you might want to know. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Headed to the Packers vs. Saints game? Here’s what you can expect

This is not going to be your average opening game of the season.

There will be so much going on at Lambeau field, there’s no way anyone will have the time to take it all in.

But just in case you are going, here’s what you will find in and around Lambeau Field.

This is from the Packers PR department:

Dear Season Ticket Holders:

We want to be sure you and your guests are in the know for Thursday Night’s opening game! Below are some key facts to make sure your Game Day experience is fabulous once you arrive at Lambeau Field:

PARKING: Allow additional time for traveling, to seek parking and for walking towards and around Lambeau Field. There will be many additional visitors in the area compared to a normal Game Day.

All game day parking is as normal for parking permit holders
Parking Lot opens at 2:30p.m. CT – 1 hour earlier than normal
LAMBEAU FIELD: The Atrium opens to ticketed guests at noon CT. All businesses are open: Packers Pro Shop, Hall of Fame, Curly’s Pub and Tundra Tailgate Zone.

ENTRY GATE: Be sure to enter at the gate noted on your ticket. This will alleviate expected overcrowding and long lines at the Oneida Nation gate.

CONCERT: The Packers are broadcasting the concert live in the Stadium Bowl for ticketholders beginning at 5:30p.m. CT

GAME ENTERTAINMENT: Special events are scheduled Pre-game. Be sure to arrive in your seats no later than 7:15p.m. CT to participate in all activities:

• NFL Alumni will be carrying in all 32 Team Flags with Bart Starr representing the Green Bay Packers
• Championship Banner displayed on the Field
• Unveiling of the Championship Year on the Stadium Wall with fireworks
• National Anthem with four Air force F-16 fighter jets
• Fan Card Stunt to turn the stadium bowl into a ring of stars and stripes during the National Anthem
• Kickoff 7:40p.m. CT

Throughout the day Thursday there are various other activities at and around Lambeau Field. For a complete list click here.

The Green Bay Packers with all our fans a fantastic season and thanks for your continued support of the Organization!

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  • warpaintdenny

    hey all you Packers fans, just wanted to tip my cap to your team and your QB , read a post today in the sporting news about your QB commenting on the Jet’s QB posing for GQ. He was spot on ! I’m not a Packers fan ( was born and raised in Chief’s nation) but I know a class act when I see one. The Packers are a class act and so are you ” Cheeseheads.

    Congrats on your Championship I wish you guys and gals the best (except when you play my Chiefs), hopefully someday my team will be good enough to compete with you guys.



    • http://headedopackergame lenny

      Congradulations on your Lombardi trophy.The first trophy until the nfl-afl merger was and still is the Halas trophy.So remember # 1 HALAS #2 Lombardi.