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What to know before Family Night

Posted at 8:08 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-04 18:40:00-04

Packers fans are breaking out their green and gold ready for Family Night on Saturday, but there are a few things the Packers want fans to remember before heading to Lambeau Field.

"Family Night is just one of those traditions, as well, that they bring the kids and start them out young," said Kandi Goltz, the Packers Manager of Game Presentation and Live Events.

Goltz said the parking lot opens at 1:30 p.m. and costs $5. The money will be donated to Wendy's Wonderful Kids program.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

"We do have the NFL security, the clear bag policy," said Goltz.

This means no bags are allowed including diaper bags, purses, backpacks, strollers, or umbrellas.

The only bag allowed must be clear, plastic, vinyl, or PVC, and no larger than 12" by 6" by 12".

No stadium cushions are allowed.

The Packers also asked everyone to have tickets ready as they enter.

"Everybody coming into Lambeau Field needs a ticket. It doesn't matter age. You do need a ticket. If it's a one-month-old baby, that baby needs a ticket," said Goltz

Practice begins at 7:30 p.m.

"We'll have a firework and laser show at the end of practice, so that will probably be around 9:30," said Goltz.

Some fans told us it's a blessing to be able to spend their day with family and watch the players, experiencing what game-day at Lambeau is all about.

"Just to make the memories and to have this experience, actually, we're going to make it an annual experience now," said Jack Raatz, who came to Green Bay with his family from Minneapolis for Family Night.

They said this is what the team is all about.

"This is just a great family event, and they've just done so much to really incorporate kids and adults, and there's all ages," said Emily Dula who traveled all the way from Papua New Guinea with her family to experience the Packers excitement.

"It differentiates the Green Bay Packers from every other team in the NFL. It's by the people for the people," said Raatz.

For more information on Family Night, visit the Packers official website.