ASHWAUBENON (NBC 26) — On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers opened the season against the New Orleans Saints.
With the first game of the regular season being on the road, Titletown is turning into the “Beer District” for the first ever Titletown Watch Party.
The festivities began at 1 p.m. before kickoff at 3:25 p.m. CT.
This event was hosted by Packers alumnus Jarrett Bush and feature live entertainment and a special performance by Charlie Berens.
“It’s fantastic being out here, we all have been kind of cooped indoors and whatever for the past year. So to get people outside, we are outdoors so that’s good. But just getting people together I think that is good for everyone’s well being. Just to get this community is so important. I’m just honored to be apart of it,” Berens said.
A large screen was placed near the Grand Stairs for viewing the game.
Titletown also had games and of course food and beverages for sale.
You can't forget the beer.
In support of Hurricane Ida relief efforts through the United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Green Bay Packers Give Back, they will match up to $5,000 on sales during the event.
Packers fans in attendance were thrilled to be out watching the game with other fans.
“Oh I love this we saw like the Deer District with the Bucks and I hope this stays and not just for Packers game but like all the time. This should be a regular, instead of heading out to the bar just hanging out here. I like this option," said Andrea Houston, De Pere.
“I heard Charlie was here and I was like okay forget hiking we’re coming here and might as well watch the game. Kill two birds with one stone," said Michael Harris, De Pere.
“The greatest fans in the world are right here in Titletown I’ll tell you that right now. You can tell their dedication. Its got little rain drops coming from the sky, Packers fans are here. We’ll be here when its negative ten below and there is snow coming. That’s just how we do. It's just part of life the Packers is,” Berens said.
"Great atmosphere, everybody is positivite, Lambeau, the whole area is great” said Brittany Matuzak, Suamico.
Matuzak who is pictured above spent $5,000 and won game tickets along with Packers signed memorabilia from an auction that happened during the festivities.
“I absolutely will come back, it’s always a great time and come out with people that are fans," said Rachael O’Connor, Luxemburg.