Lambeau Field to host family of Packers employees, could have fans in coming weeks
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers organization said Lambeau Field will still be closed to fans, but the venue will host a small group of Packers employees and their families in the stadium Sunday to help evaluate COVID-19 protocols that have been implemented.
“We want to ensure that we are ready to host fans if and when that time comes,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “We have worked closely with Bellin Health and local public health leadership to implement thorough protocols that have been refined over the last few months. These protocols have been successful at other NFL facilities, and we are confident in our operations and that this small group of staff and family members will follow the protocols.”
The team invited about 500 guests that will go through protocols at the stadium, including concession stand and restroom usage. The new seating policy at Lambeau Field will also require fans to remain within their socially distanced household “pod” of seats.
The organization said it hopes hosting fans will be possible in the coming weeks, but not at the Bears or Eagles games.
“Whether you are celebrating the holidays or watching a Packers game, community members can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives by staying home as much as possible, wearing a mask when out in public or around those outside of one’s household, washing hands and staying six feet away from others,” said Anna Destree, Brown County Public Health Officer.
COPYRIGHT 2020 BY CHANNEL 3000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.