Packers fans excited for Family Night

Packers fans excited for Family Night
Posted at 7:51 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 15:44:30-04

In Green Bay, there are two important things in life: family and football.

Fans are ready for both and excited for Packers Family Night on Saturday.

"Go, Pack, Go! Yay!" yelled Meg Yurs and her children while shopping at the Packers Pro Shop.

Those three words will be shaking Lambeau Field Saturday during Family Night while celebrating the start of the Packers 100th season.

"You can just feel the energy just building as we get closer to kicking off our season," said Darren Lohr, the assistant manager at the Packers Pro Shop.

The Packers say in the last 18 years, they've sold out Family Night 12 times.

"We sold over 79 thousand seats, so we're sold out and ready to have a huge crowd here," said Kandi Goltz, the Packers Manager of Game Presentation and Live Events.

Fans are already buzzing around Lambeau Field, looking forward to a new year of football.

"The Packers are going to make it to the Super Bowl," said Brayden Vandergeest who was at the Packers Pro Shop with his mom and brother.

Fans are also excited to spend their day with family on Saturday. Some say they are continuing a family tradition, others just beginning one. 

This is the Yurs family's second family night.

"We got to be on the fan, the fan screen," said Yur's sons, hopeful they will be on it again this year.

Some younger fans say they're practicing their own football skills with big dreams of one day playing at Lambeau Field one day.

"Maybe the Steelers, and then, I'll switch to the Packers," said Logan Vandergeest.

Many said this is an affordable way to give your family the entire Lambeau Field experience.

"And the great news is we always win on Family Night," said Lohr.

Lohr said other teams put on similar events, but no one does it quite as big as the Packers, bringing fans the closest they can get to a game day experience for only $10 a ticket.

If you can't make it to Family Night, you can watch all the action on NBC26 beginning at 6 p.m.