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Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay get exclusive tour of Lambeau Field

Behind-the-scenes look of technology to keep game day up and running.
Control room at Lambeau Field
Kids take a picture with Jarrett Bush
Posted at 3:01 PM, Oct 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 21:22:35-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Many Packers fans have been to the gift shop and some have been able to get on the field.

But today, the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay had the chance to take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to keep Lambeau Field up and running during game day.

The tour was sponsored by UScellular. It was a chance for students to learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and get to see how technical directors get the game to look so great on TV. It also showed children those seeking to get into a STEM occupation don't necessarily need to spend their days just working on a computer.

"It's a really great opportunity for them to see what types of careers are out there," said Charissa St. Thomas, UScellular on Oneida's store manager. "And just to broaden their horizon, you know, seeing what's possible for them."

As part of the tour, the children got to go through the players tunnel out on the field, took a tour of the control room where all the magic happens and had a meet-and-greet with former Packer Jarrett Bush.

It was a unique experience, because the students got to see a side of Lambeau Field that most public tours don't offer.
"When you go through a normal tour, you're seeing like the club houses and you're seeing the field," said St. Thomas. "This was more about how the field operates, how the stadium operates, and giving them more education into the STEM fields."

Former Packer's player Jarrett Bush signs pictures and footballs for the kids.

One child on the tour said it was especially beneficial and special for her.

"It was actually kind of cool," said Boy and Girls Club member Esmeralda Tlahuel-Garia. "I wish that I could kind of do something like that when I'm older."

The tour ended with lunch, a speech from Bush plus signed footballs and a talk about Packer's social media.