Things to Know for Sunday's Packers-Falcons game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers (4-7-1) host the Atlanta Falcons (4-8) at Lambeau Field on Sunday, in week 14 of the regular season.

The Packers play their first game under interim Head Coach Joe Philbin. Mike McCarthy was fired last Sunday after a 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field.

The Packers are 10-4 at Lambeau Field against the Falcons in the regular season. The Packers have won three of the last five regular season match-ups with Atlanta.

Here are things to know:

BROADCAST


Kickoff is at noon Central.

Television - FOX Sports with analyst Charles Davis, Kevin Burkhardt play-by-play, and Pam Oliver on the sidelines. The game is also on DirecTV channel 711.

Radio - The Packers Radio Network can be heard on 50 stations in 4 states and nationally on SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel 229 (or streaming channel 811).

BRING IT WITH YOU


"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.

At the time of this writing, StormCenter 2 is predicting mostly sunny skies with a high of 28 degrees. Blankets can be carried loosely into the stadium, but expect more attention getting through security (see information on security do's and don'ts below).

PRE-GAME


Country artist Craig Campbell ("Keep Them Kisses Comin'", "Outskirts of Heaven") sings the national anthem, accompanied by a flyover of four F-16s from the Oklahoma National Guard "Tulsa Vipers" 12th Fighter Squadron.

Before the game, Packers Super Bowl alumni tight end Keith Jackson (1995-96) and former offensive guard Aaron Taylor (1994-1997) will sign autographs, with Jackson surprising fans around Lambeau Field and Taylor meeting guests in the Legends Club.

9-year-old Hailey Cousland from Oconomowoc is recognized as the Shopko Kick-off Kid for starting a cancer walk raising money for research.

SEE IT ON THE FIELD


Some Green Bay Packers are wearing custom-designed cleats highlighting charities and causes important to them. It's part of the NFL's "My Cause, My Cleats" initiative.

HALFTIME


Seven members of the U.S. Air Force Parachute Team "Wings of Blue" jump into the stadium.

Players from Reedsville and Howards Grove compete in the High School Quarterback Challenge.

GETTING INTO LAMBEAU FIELD


At 8:00 a.m.
  • ...Lambeau Field parking lots open to permit holders
  • ...Lambeau Field Atrium opens to ticketed guests through the American Family Insurance gate, with access to atrium eateries until the end of the game.
  • ...1919 Kitchen & Tap is open until 10 p.m.
  • ...Packers Pro Shop is open to ticketed guests only until one hour after the game ends
  • ...Game Day Store on the west side of the stadium is open to the general public until 9:45 a.m., then it closes and reopens at 1:25 p.m. to ticketed guests only. Store closes one hour after the game ends
  • ...Hall of Fame is open until kickoff
  • ...Ticket office is open until halftime
  • ...Guest Services Desk is open until one hour after the game
  • ...Johnsonville Tailgate Village is open to all fans -- you don't need a ticket -- until one hour after the game

At 10 a.m.
  • ...all stadium gates and seating areas open

GETTING THROUGH SECURITY


Fans and their belongings may be searched when entering the stadium. Fans who refuse to be searched won't be allowed into the stadium.

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

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.

TRAFFIC


The Department of Transportation expects the heaviest congestion 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 WBAY.com. Take it with you on the WBAY Action 2 News On the Go app for Apple and Android devices on tthe App Store and Google Play, respectively.

Visit 511wi.gov for additional travel incident and weather-related road condition reports.

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

Around the stadium
Oneida St. between Lombardi Ave. and Mike McCarthy Way as well as Armed Forces Dr. are closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. until 2 hours after the game ends. 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.

TRANSPORTATION


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., then every 30 minutes after the game from approximately 3 p.m. to 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.

PARKING & TAILGATING


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.

HEALTH


Smoking and vaping are not allowed anywhere within the stadium. Exit and re-entry on the same ticket is not permitted, so don't 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.

WI-FI


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