Aaron Rodgers takes a break during opening day of training camp at Nitschke Field. Tonight, the Packers will hold a scrimmage as part of Family Night at Lambeau Field. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Packers Family Night: Everything you need to know


If you’re headed to the Green Bay Packers Family Night, the evening festivities are set to start tonight about about 5:30 p.m. at Lambeau Field.

However, you might already be there – activities began this morning at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout tonight’s scrimmage.

After all, the event has been sold out. Yup, that’s right – the Packers have once again sold out a scrimmage. Wonder if the Oakland Raiders have been able to do something like that … probably not.

But anyway, there is plenty going on tonight in Green Bay and the Packers website has outlined everything from the schedule to the day’s sponsors.

As for those sticking to the home fires tonight (like me), the evening’s festivities will be broadcast across the state of Wisconsin on these stations:

Green Bay on WLUK-TV FOX 11, as well as on WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WMSN-TV in Madison, WFXS-TV in Wausau and WLAX-TV in La Crosse. Hosted by Drew Smith and other members of the Fox 11 sports and news staffs, the live broadcast will start at 6:30 p.m. (CDT)

For those who don’t live in Wisconsin, it may be difficult to find this event on the television. In the past, it’s been broadcast on the NFL Network, but according to the network’s schedule, it doesn’t appear to be scheduled. However, we know how things could change on that front.

Otherwise, you might check out the Packers Radio Network … click here

 

Here are the complete details from packers.com:

 

2013 PACKERS FAMILY NIGHT FACT SHEET 

What:

  • 13th Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health. To benefit Wendy’s Wonderful Kids.

When/Where:

  • Saturday, Aug. 3, Lambeau Field.
  • Day activities get underway at 11 a.m. in the Tundra Tailgate Zone, Lambeau Field Atrium and parking lot. Evening activities get underway in the stadium at 5:30 p.m., followed by on-field football drills at 6:30 and the scrimmage at approximately 7:30.

 

Sponsors:

Features/Activities:
  • On-field football drills and an intra-squad scrimmage between the Packers’ offense and defense.
  • Copps–Pick ‘N Save Family Night Picnic: In Lambeau Field’s east-side parking lot, from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Saz’s will have limited food & beverage available 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Chili’s Jerseys-Off-Our-Backs promotionPackers will once again be giving away Family Night used jerseys to lucky fans in attendance.
  • Copps–Pick ‘N Save Fireworks: The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.
  • Kemps Packers Experience (inflatable football activities) in the Tundra Tailgate Zone, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sidewalk chalk area, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. outside the Atrium, near the security barrier.
  • Fan walkway area, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. will feature Packers displays for fans to enjoy.
    • Pro Shop Trailer
    • Kohl’s Sign making
    • Chevy
    • Packer Fan Tours
    • Kraft noodle
    • Barclay’s
    • Old Wisconsin
    • Chili’s
    • Kemps
    • Dental Associates
    • Frito-Lay
    • Verizon
    • Associated Bank ATM’s
  • Wildlife Sanctuary animals, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. along the fan walkway.
  • NFL Flag Football 6:00 p.m.
  • Go Pack Go sky-typing  6:45 p.m.
  • Stadium concourse activities during scrimmage include airbrush tattoos and sign-making.

Tickets:

  • Tickets are sold out.
  • In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued unless all stadium activities – from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show – are cancelled.
  • All individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance.

Parking:

  • Parking, which opens at 11 a.m. in the Lambeau Field Parking lot for the event, will be $5, with 100 percent of the net proceeds to be donated to the Packers’ ‘Family Night’ partner, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, to support its Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program in Wisconsin.
  • Due to the potentially large number of people attending, parking will be limited. Please plan to arrive early. Parking is also available on neighboring streets.
  • Hospitality Tents east parking lot: DiGiorno, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, West Bend, Michael’s, Bellin (TBD), ShopKo (TBD), Miron (TBD).

Television:

  • For fans not attending the event, it will be televised in Green Bay on WLUK-TV FOX 11, as well as on WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WMSN-TV in Madison, WFXS-TV in Wausau and WLAX-TV in La Crosse. Hosted by Drew Smith and other members of the Fox 11 sports and news staffs, the live broadcast will start at 6:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous:

  • The Packers donate a group of tickets each year to an organization chosen by our Community Outreach Department. This year’s group is Big Brothers & Big Sisters.
  • The Packers will welcome representatives from 15 of the 19 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Wisconsin to Family Night as their official community guest. More than 40 representatives of the organization will make up the Packers Ambassador Line as the players take the field.
  • In its second year, the Packers Marketing Department has a fundraising program for local groups to sell Family Night tickets for face value and retain $4 for each ticket sold.

Day’s Timeline:

  • 11 a.m. – Parking lot opens to the public.
  • 11 a.m. – Lambeau Field Atrium opens to the public, including the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Hall of Fame, Curly’s Pub and Frozen in Time.
  • 11 a.m. – Day activities begin in Tundra Tailgate Zone (Packers Experience) and parking lot.
  • 4 p.m. – Atrium closes to the public.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Atrium re-opens to ticketed guests.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Family Night Activities begin in stadium bowl with Packers highlights film.
  • 6:00 p.m. – NFL Flag Football teams will scrimmage on-field.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Packers pre-game warm ups.
  • 6:45 p.m. – Skytypers.
  • 7:30 p.m. – Packers introductions, national anthem, scrimmage kickoff.
  • 9:30 p.m. – Scrimmage ends, Jerseys off our Backs giveaway.
  • 9:45 p.m. – Fireworks begin.

Security/carry-ins policy:

  • When coming to the stadium for our games, please remember that you and your belongings will be searched upon entry. By tendering your ticket and entering the stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates and stadium landlord, or their agents. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the stadium. Carry-in policies may be modified from game to game as security levels change, and items permitted into the stadium may be determined at the discretion of each officer. As a general rule, please leave all unnecessary items at home.


Prohibited items:

  • Weapons
  • Bags, backpacks, duffel bags
  • Coolers
  • Large purses
  • Fanny packs
  • Umbrellas
  • Obstructive banners and signs
  • Food & beverages
  • Video cameras
  • Photo cameras with lenses over 12 inches


The following exceptions are worth noting:

  • Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are allowed if carried loosely (not in a bag).
  • Small cameras, binoculars and cellular phones are acceptable if carried loosely (not in a case).
  • A small clutch purse no larger than the size of a woman’s hand.
  • 1 Gallon clear plastic bag.
  • A clear plastic or PVC bag no larger than 12”x6”x12”.
  • Traditional stadium seats consisting of no more than a seat cushion and back rest (no arm rests) are permitted as long as they do not exceed 18″ wide. Oversized seats and/or seats with arm rests or other attachments are not allowed.
  • Prohibited items must be returned to your vehicle or they will be confiscated and discarded.
  • Regarding Wisconsin’s concealed carry law, the Packers, as occupant of Lambeau Field, will continue our no weapons policy and prohibit carrying firearms or other weapons on the property, including the parking lot.


Stadium re-entry policy:

  • Once ticketed fans enter the stadium after 5:30 p.m., they will not be allowed to exit and re-enter. If fans choose to exit the stadium, they will not be allowed to re-enter for the remainder of the evening. Please keep this in mind in determining your stadium entry plans.
  • All other information may be found in the Lambeau Field A-Z Guide. Please keep in mind most of this information applies to Packers Family Night, but some info is specific to home Packers games.

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