Packers vs. Falcons gameday: Tailgating events, broadcast information and bar band lineups
The Packers need to win every game for a shot at the playoffs, and need a win in general because they haven’t had one of those since Oct. 27. The Atlanta Falcons come to Green Bay this Sunday as one of the NFC’s most disappointing teams of the year.
We’ll have more on the game itself in this week’s Four Downs preview, but here’s what’s going on in and around Lambeau Field on gameday.
Kickoff: Noon CT.
Radio: WIXX 101.1 FM (Green Bay area); WTMJ 620 AM (Milwaukee); WestwoodOne Sports nationwide.
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin.
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 has equipment on display, Kohl’s has their customary sign-making material available, the Packers Pro Shop will have select items out for purchase, and Kraft is offering Noodle Hats for fans who want to wear a Noodle Hat.
Specials for this week: The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick team championship will take place in the Don Hutson Center in the morning. Then, before the National Anthem, participants will stage a passing exhibition at Lambeau Field.
Also, students picked by the Wisconsin Dairy Council will represent the NFL PLAY 60 health and fitness campaign for children when they lead the Packers onto the field before kickoff.
Giveaway item: None this week.
The National Anthem will be performed by country music singer Craig Campbell.
There will be no flyover this week.
As usual, halftime features a Culver’s Quarterback Challenge between two fans. Additionally, Packers and Pro Hall of Fame linebacker Dave Robinson will be presented his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring by fellow inductees to the Hall. The Packers ask you to remain seated, as a card stunt (similar to this) will welcome Robinson to Lambeau.
Area bar entertainment:
Stadium View Bar & Grille: Cover band Bad Habitz plays in the banquet hall 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. Cover band Star Six Nine