Get to Lambeau early today ... it will take longer to get into the stadium. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Long lines today at Lambeau?


Heading to Lambeau Field today for the Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams game at noon?

Well, you might want to leave a few minutes early.

That’s because it will take more time entering the stadium. “Enhanced screening” is the reason. Mandated by the National Football League, these new safety measures are great for safety, not so great for the fans who have to endure the extra time it takes to complete the inspection of each individual.

Stadium gates will open two hours prior to kickoff (10 a.m.) and police at each gate will use hand-held metal-detecting wands to conduct the screening.

Though additional screening officers as well as a streamlined process were put in place, it’s still being advised that fans arrive early.
To keep things running smoothly, it’s recommended that fans follow the following tips:
·         Enter the stadium earlier than in the past;
·         Use the stadium gate indicated on the ticket; and
·         Bring no or a minimal number of items into the stadium (small purses, etc.) to minimize wait time.

For more information, visit www.packers.com/gameday/gameday-information.

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