SNOW in the forecast for this weekend! Drive carefully if you’re headed to Lambeau Field!
GREEN BAY (WITI) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon, November 16th for the Green Bay Packers/Philadelphia Eagles game that US 41 and adjacent roadways from Oneida Street 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 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. Additionally, fans leaving the game following its conclusion could encounter increased recreational traffic heading south after a weekend in the northern part of the state.
WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time to reach their destinations and check WisDOT’s 511 website (www.511wi.gov). 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 noon and 3:30 p.m. and again between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday evening. Motorists should strongly consider avoiding this interchange area and utilize alternate routes if possible.
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.
- Brown County
- The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on I-43 between Atkinson Drive and US 41.
If you are involved in a crash, WisDOT’s Division of State Patrol advises you to immediately call 911. If there are no injuries and the vehicles can be moved, report the other vehicle plate numbers as you may then be advised to move off the main portion of the roadway to a crash investigation site or to a ramp out of traffic. This will assist first responders in reaching you while helping to clear traffic delays during the critical travel times before and following the game.
Additionally, if your vehicle becomes disabled in the US 41 work zone between De Pere and Suamico, notify authorities immediately and WisDOT will send a Freeway Service Team vehicle to your location. Motorists can then contact their motor club or towing preference after WisDOT has relocated your vehicle to a more accessible and safe location.
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.
Lambeau Field is ready for Sunday afternoon’s Packers-Eagles game, now set for 3:25 p.m. CST due to NFL flexible scheduling. Fans planning to attend the game, a Gold Package contest presented by Coke Zero, should adjust their plans accordingly. For an updated, schedule, please visit www.packers.com/gameday/schedule.html.
Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles also will revisit the Packers’ long history as the team will wear their third jersey, a re-creation of the historic 1929 uniform worn by the franchise’s first NFL championship team.
The predominantly navy blue jersey bearing an oversized gold circle on the chest with large navy blue numbers will remind fans, players and all spectators of the unique history and tradition of the Green Bay Packers organization. The uniform includes tan pants, navy blue socks and black shoes. Due to NFL helmet guidelines, the team will utilize its regular gold helmet without the logo and stripes. Packers coaching staff and team personnel also will be wearing the third jersey sideline apparel, with many of the selections featuring “Acme Packers,” the team moniker from the 1921-22 seasons. For fans, uniforms, sideline apparel and other Acme Packers apparel are available at the Packers Pro Shop, both in the store and online at www.PackersProShop.com.
The game sponsor, Coke Zero, will host the Coke Zero Gameday Enter to Win Contest at the game from 1:25 p.m. until halftime. To participate, fans will enter their seat location in the entry form on the Packers mobile app. At halftime, random seat locations will be selected from the contest entries and Coke Zero staff will distribute prizes to winning fans who are in their seats and present a valid ticket for that seat.
Halftime entertainment will include 50 Oneida Nation Smoke and Social Dancers, performing dances to traditional earth songs that are centuries old. Also at halftime, the All Veterans Parachute Team will parachute into the bowl. Each member of the All Veterans Parachute Team is an active or former military service member. For more information, visit www.allveteranparachuteteam.com.
After it was closed temporarily last week, the American Family Insurance Gate has reopened on the stadium’s east side, and features the new Lombardi Trophy statue in the lobby. Game attendees are reminded to enter through the gate printed on their ticket.
The Packers and Sargento Touchdowns for Charities will also be holding a non-perishable food drive along the fan walkway near the Tundra Tailgate Zone prior to the game. Packers alum Boyd Dowler will be on-site signing autographs and taking photos for fans that contribute to the cause from noon to 2 p.m.
Two featured alumni are scheduled to make appearances throughout the weekend at various locations. Donny Anderson and Jim Grabowski will be taking part in fan activities at the Packers Pro Shop, Tundra Tailgate Zone and Legends Club leading up to kickoff.
Emerging country duo American Young will perform the national anthem. Two Air Force F-22 jets will perform a flyover at the conclusion of the national anthem. In addition, the Packers and WPS Health Insurance will be recognizing U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeants Danielle and Shane McDowell through Operation Fan Mail on-field prior to the national anthem.
Can coozies, complements of game sponsor Coke Zero, will be given out to fans as they enter the stadium.
Also taking place Sunday is the premier gameday tailgate party in the Tundra Tailgate Zone (TTZ) in the Lambeau Field parking lot. The Lambeau Field parking lot will open at 11:25 a.m., along with the Tundra Tailgate Zone. The Lambeau Field Atrium and guest services desk will open at 11 a.m. for ticketed guests only. Gates to the seating areas will open at 1:25 p.m. For a full list of gameday information, please visit packers.com/gameday/gameday-information.html.