GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- In an effort to ensure that fans will be able to return to Lambeau Field, the Packers announced Monday that a small group of its employees and their household family will be allowed in the stadium bowl for the Packers-Bears game.
The Packers said the small group invited to Sunday’s game will be part of the process to evaluate Lambeau Field's COVID-19 protocols.
The group of about 500 guests will help evaluate protocols around concession stand and restroom usage, as well as distancing of seating pods throughout the stadium bowl.
Those invited to Sunday's game will comply with the new seat policy, which requires attendees to remain within their socially distanced household “pod” of seats unless using the restroom or buying food or beverages.
The Packers said other protocols that will be evaluated include the use of mobile tickets, hand sanitizer stations throughout the concourse, cashless concession locations and required face coverings unless actively eating or drinking. There will be no tailgating in the Lambeau Field parking lots.
The team is hopeful that hosting ticketed fans will be possible in the coming weeks. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy says the organization wants to ensure that the Packers are ready to host fans if and when that time comes.
The Packers will not host ticketed fans at the Bears or Eagles games. If the team is able to host ticketed fans later this season, season ticket holders who have opted in for the opportunity to purchase tickets will receive instructions about the ticket-purchasing process at a later date.