Downtown pep rally pumps up fans for Packers playoffs
Packers fans got pumped up for Sunday's playoff game with a pep rally in downtown Green Bay Friday afternoon, and another is scheduled in Titletown on Saturday.
The city put on a tailgate-style pep rally at 3:30 p.m. at the Packers Heritage Trail Plaza -- with the Packers statues -- at the corner of N. Washington and Cherry streets.
Downtown Green Bay Inc. had music from Q90 FM, Frank from Let Me Be Frank Productions and the Green Bay Preble High School drumline.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix cheer squad helped keep the tempo up.
"It's Green Bay. What other city in the states do this for the people in the community, we love the Pack!" said Sandy Melroy, a fan at the rally.
Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich are special guests.
"No town in the country has the spirit that you all have, we have in Green Bay Wisconsin. It's fantastic to be your mayor, fantastic to be your Mayor when the Packers are in the playoffs," said Genrich.
There were also Packers-inspired vehicles to see and Downtown Green Bay Inc. promised "lots of fun giveaways" and surprises.
The Packers are hosting another pep rally Saturday at The Turn, 1025 Lombardi Ave., in Titletown just a block west of the stadium.
Festivities and Packers prize giveaways start at 4 p.m. Former Packers cornerback Al Harris (2003-'10) and wide receiver James Jones (2007-'13) will take photos with fans. Then at 6 p.m., Mark Murphy will greet fans and join in a question-and-answer session with radio sportscaster Wayne Larrivee.
Both pep rallies are free.