For Green and Gold families, this is family game night

For families the $10 tickets gave them and their kids a chance to experience a game at Lambeau Field
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 6:48 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 9:22 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - More than 50,000 fans gathered Friday for fun and festivities at the 21st annual Packers Family Night event at Lambeau Field.

The anticipation was buzzing all day for the Packers stadium to welcome fans back in its doors for Family Night to watch a scrimmage.

“Just to see all the Packers play and just have a bunch of families here is just amazing,” Packers fan Landen Briggs said.

“It’s nice that they have this for the kids and especially for the kids to enjoy, that’s why we’re here,” Jamie Quezada from Kaukauna said.

Activities started earlier in the afternoon with tailgating, throwing footballs, and playing cornhole outside of Lambeau Field.

Several families told us Packers Family Night is a tradition of theirs. For younger fans, many are experiencing Lambeau Field for the first time.

Jaxson Danay was looking forward to “watching the Green Bay Packers try to win and watching the Green Bay Packers practicing.”

“It’s just something we all enjoy doing together, and we try to make it a tradition. We lost a couple there with COVID so it was exciting to come back this year and be able to join all these people,” Packers fan Mary Ellen Akan said.

One family said this is their second time being inside Lambeau Field, and they’re excited to share this day together.

“It’s a nice, inexpensive way to get the kids into the stadium,” Akan said.

“It’s exciting. I’m excited for the kids and for him to experience it,” Quezada told us. ”I like that it’s only $10, too, because a lot of other times families coming, they can’t afford to come and enjoy the time together as a family or tickets on other games. It’s nice that they have this for the kids and especially for the kids to enjoy, that’s why we’re here. And the kids can dream that they can be in the NFL, too, because some kids don’t see how big it really is, so they can dream.”

“It’s a great family environment. I mean, it’s awesome that the Green Bay Packers do this to bring the kids, show them what a Packers practice is like,” Derek Danay said.

After the practice, fans enjoyed fireworks and a laser show.

Tens of thousands of fans are on-hand for the practice inside Lambeau Field

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