Things to know for the 116th meeting of the Packers and the Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings will meet for the 116th time Sunday in a noon game at Lambeau Field.

The Packers have defeated the Vikings in four of the last five September home games.

The Packers hold a 60-53-2 advantage in the overall series.

The Packers will honor Jerry Kramer at halftime. The team will unveil Kramer's name on the facade to mark his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Television - Fox Sports will broadcast the game nationally.

Radio - WTMJ (620 AM) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio; Sports USA Radio

8 A.M.

Parking lot opens for permit holders

Atrium opens through the American Family Insurance Gate

Johnsonville Tailgate Village opens to all fans (closes one hour after the game)

1919 Kitchen & Tap opens (restaurant closes at 10 p.m.)

Packers Pro Shop opens to ticketed guests only (open until one hour after the game)

Atrium eateries open

Hall of Fame opens (closes at kickoff)

Ticket office opens (closes at halftime)

Guest Services Desk opens (available until one hour after the game)

10 a.m.

All gates and seating areas open


National anthem: Country singer Michael Ray

Flyover: Two Navy F-18s from VFC-12 based in Oceana, Va.

Halftime: The Packers will unveil Jerry Kramer's name on the facade of Lambeau Field to honor his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction.

High School Quarterback Challenge features Menomonie High School and Hudson High School

Giveaway: Wall flag

Promotions: Click here for a list of gameday promotions.


"Print at home," or PDF tickets, are no longer accepted. You must have printed NFL tickets or mobile tickets. Click here to learn about mobile ticketing.

The Packers have already received reports of counterfeit tickets. Make sure you purchase tickets from reputable sources.


Fans and their belongings may be searched when entering the stadium, and fans won't be allowed into the game if they refuse to be searched.

**Items banned from Lambeau Field**

  • Large purses, bags, backpacks, duffel bags, fanny packs

  • Coolers, food, beverages

  • Strollers

  • Umbrellas

  • Selfie sticks, video cameras, still cameras with lenses over 12 inches

  • Guns, knives, switchblades, and other weapons

**Items allowed inside Lambeau Field**

  • Clear bag that is 12x6x12 inches or one-gallon plastic bag

  • Blankets or additional clothing (carried loosely or in a clear bag)

  • Small clutch purse (4.5 x 6.5 inches, or no larger than a woman's hand)

  • Small cameras, binoculars, cell phones

  • Stadium seats with backs and seat pads (no larger than 18 inches wide) with no pockets or zippers.

Not sure? Click here for the carry-in and security policy.

Stadium seats (portable seat backs) are available for rental in the lower concourse.


The Department of Transportation says the heaviest congestion happens 3 hours before a Packers game and again 3 hours after. You can see traffic congestion in real-time with our Timesaver Traffic interactive map on and the WBAY Action 2 News On the Go app for Apple and Android devices. for the very latest travel reports.

If you need driving directions to Lambeau Field, click here.

Around the stadium
Oneida Street between Lombardi Avenue and Mike McCarthy Way as well as Armed Forces Drive are closed to through traffic from four hours before kickoff until two hours after the game ends.

At kickoff, Lombardi Ave. will be closed from Oneida Street to Ridge Road. Only motorists who show a valid stadium parking pass will be allowed to enter.

Vehicles going north on Ridge Road can drop off passengers in the designated area before the game -- but passenger pick-up after the game is not allowed because of traffic congestion and pedestrian crowds through this area.

Pedestrians are strongly urged to follow the directions of police and parking lot attendants and only cross the street at crosswalks.


Green Bay Metro offers free bus rides to and from the stadium on special game day routes between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and again after the game from approximately 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Click here for the Game Day Routes schedule and maps.

The Packers teamed up with Uber for a second year. It requires using the Uber app to hail a driver, then head for the dedicated pick-up zone in the Bellin Health lot behind Lodge Kohler in the Titletown District (tip: exit at the Associated Bank or Kwik Trip gates on the west side of the stadium).

Lamers Bus Lines offers Lamers Express Game Day shuttle or bus service to and from stops around Brown County. Stops include Austin Straubel International Airport, hotels and bars. All buses drop off before the game and pick up after the game at The Bar on Holmgren Way. The cost is $7 each way (cash only). No reservations are required. Game day transportation is also available from Appleton, Oshkosh, Wausau and Milwaukee with prices ranging from $25 to $75. Reservations are required for these. Click here for all Lamers Game Day Express stops and schedules

The Packers and its partners have a Designated Driver program. Fans can register at kiosks in the atrium, Sections 109 and 112 on the lower concourse and on the 6th and 7th floors in the South End. Suite and club guests can register at concierge desks. Fans who register will receive a voucher for a non-alcoholic beverage and be eligible to win a mini helmet signed by head coach Mike McCarthy.


The Lambeau Field parking lot opens at 8 a.m. for parking permit holders only. A limited number of disabled parking spaces are available without a parking permit (a state-issued disabled-parking license plate or placard is required) on a first-come/first-serve basis.

The Packers have parking areas off Ridge Road for $40 with portable toilets and charcoal bins. Park for free on residential streets (obey street signs) or a fee in lots and yards near the stadium.

Lambeau Field has a designated drop-off zone on the west side of the stadium. Drivers must be going north on Ridge Road to access the drop-off area. (The drop-off area will NOT be a pick-up zone after the game due to heavy congestion; make arrangements to meet your passengers elsewhere after the game.)

Tailgaters can use grills with charcoal or L.P. gas, but no wood, fryers or open flames. Grills must be at least two inches above the pavement and have adult supervision at all times. Everything must be extinguished before you leave it unattended. Charcoal can be disposed of in receptacles provided in the parking lot.

Waste Management placed green Dumpsters throughout the parking lot for recyclable aluminum and tin cans; beer, wine, and liquor bottles; paper and cardboard.


Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the stadium. The Packers say this policy extends to smokeless and electronic cigarettes as well. Exit and re-entry on the same ticket is not permitted if you hoped to step out for a smoking break.

Nursing rooms are available in the main atrium and fourth-floor club level. Chairs and electrical outlets are available in family restrooms as well. Nursing mothers may bring supplies such as a pump and bottles through security, but no coolers or glass items.


Free wireless internet service is available in the stadium from U.S. Cellular.