The Green Bay Packers play for the first time at home tonight as they host the Oakland Raiders in tonight’s third and first of two straight preseason games in Green Bay before opening the 2014 regular season Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Seattle Seahawks.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be making his second preseason appearance in tonight’s game as the team attempts to pick up where they left off last weekend when the Packers defeated the St. Louis Rams 21-7.
Showing off their many weapons, the Packers first team offense cut through the Rams’ defense like butter on their first two drives – showing that they might have one of the most potent offenses in all of the NFL.
And while we’re all interested in seeing both the Packers offense and defense in this third of four preseason games, it will also be fun to welcome back former Packers Charles Woodson, James Jones and C.J. Wilson.
But most important will be who will stand out in today’s game? Which rookies will continue to improve their stock in making the team? Will there be more undrafted free agents who come to play today? How will Jayrone Elliott step up once again like he did last week against the Rams when he registered three sacks in four plays?
We’ll find out … and you can watch it all unfold on television, the radio and online.
Here’s the best available information for watching and listening …
Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders
(MIDWEST SHRINE GAME)
7 p.m. Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
• On the television
The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS
• On the Radio
• Tonight’s weather
The National Anthem will be performed by Janine Brass.
• Traffic flow and directions
- Oneida St will be closed for vehicular traffic from Lombardi Ave to Potts Ave from 4 hours prior to kick-off until 2 hours after the conclusion of the game. Armed Forces Dr will also be closed at Oneida St during this time.
- All other streets surrounding Lambeau Field will operate as intended prior to the game until kick-off.
During the game:
- In addition to the Oneida St. closure, Lombardi Ave will be closed from Ridge Rd to Oneida St. at kick-off. To access the parking lot after kick-off, you must show the officer at that intersection your parking pass and he will allow you to proceed to your designated lot.
- Potts Ave will become one way eastbound from Oneida St to Ashland Ave.
- Oneida St will become one way northbound from Lombardi Ave to W. Mason St.
- Ridge Rd will become one way northbound from Valley View Rd. to W. Mason St
- Ridge Rd Will also become one way southbound from Valley View Rd to Cormier St
- Motorists are strongly encouraged to use Ashland Ave southbound to US41 south, to avoid the US41 construction project.
Use the following directions to reach Lambeau Field on game day.
Highway Construction In Progress around Green Bay:
- A handful of highway construction projects are in progress around the Green Bay area. For up-to-date information, please refer to theWisconsin Department of Transportation‘s website.
Packers Travel Advisory
(Green Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region Office is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Friday, August 22 for the Green Bay Packers/Oakland Raider football game that US 41 and adjacent roadways from Oneida St. north to Suamico are under construction. The US 41/WIS 172 interchange could experience significant backups on both north and south US 41 and east and west WIS 172. Closures, orange barrels, narrow lanes, soft shoulders and increased volume from Friday commuter and recreational traffic in addition to game day traffic WILL affect game day travel. Due to all the construction, Ashland Avenue through De Pere and Ashwaubenon will also experience increased traffic congestion as additional motorists use this as an alternate route.
WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time to reach their destinations and check WisDOT’s 511 website. Additionally, motorists are advised to remain alert and plan on exercising patience as they drive through the Green Bay area.
Here is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling as they head for the game and the road conditions they should anticipate:
US 41 and WIS 172 Interchange: Motorists should expect heavy congestion and potential long delays at this interchange between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday afternoon and evening. Motorists should strongly consider avoiding this interchange area and utilize alternate routes if possible.
US 41: All construction on US 41 will cease on Packer game day, although barrier walls and orange barrels will be present in 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 from just south of Grant Street to Lineville Road. Temporary barrier wall at various locations will cause traffic to slow.
- Lineville Interchange Closed: All 4 US 41 ramps at Lineville are closed, Lineville Road is closed between Brookfield Road and County J, West Deerfield is closed at Lineville and NB & SB traffic on East Deerfield will be maintained across Lineville road during the 60-day closure for access to local businesses. Use County B and Velp interchanges for access to and from US 41.
- Brown County: Eastbound WIS 172 to northbound US 41 ramp is closed for reconstruction. Eastbound WIS 172 traffic wanting to exit to northbound US 41 will continue east on WIS 172 and take the Oneida Street/Ashland Avenue exit which ends at Vanderperren Way; take Vanderperren Way west to Holmgren Way, follow Holmgren Way north to Pilgrim Way and take Pilgrim Way east to westbound WIS 172 on-ramp to northbound US 41.
- Brown County: The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on I-43 between Atkinson Drive and US 41.
- Brown County: WIS 29/Shawano Ave between Packerland Drive and Taylor Street is closed for reconstruction; this includes both US 41 SB exit and entrance ramps and the US 41 northbound entrance ramp at Shawano Ave.
- The US 41 northbound exit ramp at Shawano Ave is open to the WIS 29 Eastbound movement only.
- WIS 29 westbound is detoured south on Military Ave to Mason Street, Mason west to US 41 and US 41 north to WIS 29.
- WIS 29 eastbound is detoured south on US 41 to WIS 172, WIS 172 east to I43, and I43 south to WIS 29.
- Access to and from US 41 via the new free-flow interchange ramps will be available.
WIS 41– Winnebago County
- US 41 has reduced speed to 55 mph northbound from County II to County BB in Winnebago County. There are still three lanes open to traffic in each direction.
WIS 32/57 – Calumet County
- The intersection of USH 10 and WIS 32/57 in Forest Junctions will be closed to traffic during Friday’s Packer game. The WIS 32/57 detour route follows WIS32/57 to County HR to US 10 to County PP to County K to WIS 32/57.
Travelers should allow extra time and can check online for real-time traffic information, including travel times, lane closures and incidents, at Wisconsin 511 online (www.511wi.gov) or by calling 511 on a phone.
• Atrium pregame party
The main level of the Lambeau Field Atrium will feature music and concessions for Packers fans attending games, along with the live broadcast of Packers Preview:
Packers Preview Broadcast live from the Lambeau Field Atrium for 2 hours prior to kickoff. Listen live as Dennis Krause, Jeff Falconio and Mark Tauscher and others walk you through the day’s highlights. They will talk with Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren and other guests throughout the segment. Tune in after the game to hear Greg Matzek and John Maino recap the game.
• Pre-kickoff exit and re-entry policy
There is no longer an exit and re-entry program at Lambeau Field before kickoff or at any time during the game. If a ticketed guest decides to exit the stadium after their ticket has been scanned, they will NOT be granted re-entry with the same ticket.
Midwest Shrine Game – Gameday for Love
The Green Bay Packers have a long standing tradition of partnering with Shriners Hospital for Children. Now Packers fans can be part of that tradition too.
Join your Green Bay Packers on August 22nd for the Midwest Shrine game and host a Game Day for Love party while raising funds for Shriners Hospital for Children. Don’t sit on the sidelines, visit https://www.lovetotherescue.org/gamedayforlove/ today for more information.
• Halftime entertainment
The Packers/Culver’s Halftime Break will feature highlights from the first half of the game, some behind the scenes videos and a Quarterback Challenge competition on the field.