Packers vs. Vikings gameday: Tailgating events, broadcast information and bar band lineups
The Packers face what is basically a must-win situation this Sunday at home against the groan-inducing Minnesota Vikings. (If you go, do give a warm welcome back to Greg Jennings for us.)
All told, Green Bay really needs to end their current losing skid. Here’s what’s going on in and around the stadium on gameday. (Spoiler: FLYOVER!)
Kickoff: Noon CT.
Radio: WIXX 101.1 FM (Green Bay area); WTMJ 620 AM (Milwaukee); Sports USA Radio nationwide.
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews.
Gameday events at Lambeau (all information courtesy Packers.com):
In accordance with their four hours before kickoff policy, the Lambeau Field parking lot will open at 8 a.m. The Tundra Tailgate Zone, open to all fans with or without tickets, also opens at 8.
Everything else, from the Lambeau Field Atrium to Curly’s Pub to the Packers Pro Shop and Hall of Fame, all open up at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Gates to the stadium open at 10 a.m.
A few selected fan walkway activities (located from Oneida Street to the Oneida Nation Gate on the east side of Lambeau): FABCO CAT is displaying equipment and offering photo opportunities, Kohl’s has sign-making materials available, the Packers Pro Shop is showcasing a special selection of merchandise and Pomp’s is hosting a football toss with the chance to win coupons.
Specials for this week: The Toys for Tots collection of new, unwrapped toys, to be donated to children in need will take place before kickoff. United States Marines can be found throughout the Lambeau Field parking lot and at the stadium gates collecting donations.
Giveaway item: Can Coozies, courtesy of Coca-Cola.
The National Anthem will be performed by Green Bay native and Nashville recording artist Kesler De Ruyter.
There will be a flyover! A B-17 World War II plane from the EAA will soar over Lambeau after the National Anthem.
As usual, halftime features a Culver’s Quarterback Challenge between two fans. Additionally, five high school bands from around the Fox Valley, such as Appleton and Oshkosh, will put on a show.
Area bar entertainment:
Stadium View Bar & Grille: Country singer Jared Blake, a contestant on Season 1 of The Voice, will perform after the game.
Anduzzi’s: WAPL’s Rockin’ Apple Tailgate Party starts 3 ½ hours before kickoff and, for $20, offers all-you-can-eat food and all-you-can-drink Miller Lite. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased at WAPL.com.
D2 Sports Pub: Music from The Cougars before and after the game.
The Bar (Holmgren Way): Johnny Wad hits the stage following the game.
Kroll’s West: Their tailgate party is open, as always, to the public before and after the game.