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Green Bay Police prepare for massive crowds for two big events this weekend

Posted: 5:37 PM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-07 23:18:06Z
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — It's a huge weekend for the greater Green Bay area. Paul McCartney is playing at Lambeau Field on Saturday night and the Bellin Run, one of the largest 10k races in the country, kicks off on Saturday morning.

About 50,000 people are planning on showing up for Paul McCartney’s concert on Saturday night and another 10,000 are preparing for the Bellin Run on the east end of town Saturday morning.

Green Bay Police say that they'll have extra enforcement out for the Bellin Run starting at about 6:30 a.m., helping to redirect traffic away from Webster Avenue. Then shortly after 12 p.m., they're going to move those officers to Oneida Street near Lambeau, which will also be closed to help deal with the anticipated lines of traffic.

"If you're showing up at Lambeau Field the lots open at 4 p.m. It's going to be tough getting in there,” says Green Bay Police Commander Paul Ebel. “I'm guessing around 3 p.m. cars will start lining up so plan your routes ahead of time."

Local police, the Brown County Sheriff's Office and even the FBI will all have a presence in Green Bay for the McCartney concert on Saturday.

Police are reminding the public they will be conducting searches at Lambeau before the concert and there will also be metal detectors at the doors. They say they are treating the event like the nearly dozen football games they provide security for at Lambeau every year.