GREEN BAY (NBC26) — Packers fans from across the country are excited that Lambeau Field will return to full capacity this season.
The Green Bay Packers announced plans Thursday to fully open the stadium for games and events, including the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Packers 5K Run/Walk and Packers Family Night.
“I think it’s about time. I think we’re about ready to open up," said Mike Sanborn, Madison.
Sanborn grew up in Green Bay. He said he went to games "all the time" as a kid and even worked at some of the games with his grandpa, running video stills to the coaches.
"I’m excited to see a full crowd cheering on the Packers this year and hopefully Aaron Rodgers," Sanborn said. "We’ll see what happens."
Karla Frank and her family traveled from St. Louis, Missouri Thursday to visit Lambeau Field. She said she's been to several home games and looks forward to her kids experiencing the stadium atmosphere this year.
“It’s exciting. Living in St. Louis, and being able to travel here and go to the game with all of the fans again - that’s most of the experience at Lambeau Field," Frank said.
"I'm really excited and I hope we get to see Aaron Rodgers," added Logan Frank, who visited Lambeau with Karla Thursday.
Bob Spencer and his wife spent time at Lambeau Field Thursday while on their honey moon. The couple currently lives in Michigan.
Spencer grew up as a fan of the green and gold and said he's happy Lambeau is opening back up.
“They should be full capacity. Everybody’s either had the shot or they’ve had the illness. If they’re afraid to go around people they can wear their mask if they want. If they don’t, give their tickets to somebody that’s going to enjoy the game," Spencer said.
The Atrium is also back to its regular hours. This includes the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Hall of Fame and Classic Stadium Tours.