Packers Family Night security rules
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Photo: Image by Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CREATED Aug. 2, 2013
GREEN BAY, Wis.- Lambeau Field is buzzing with fans excited for Saturday's Family Night, but some parents of young children are disappointed with the added security measures in place for tomorrow, saying they make it harder for families to enjoy the night.
In less than 24 hours Lambeau will open for Family Night. It's a night that's supposed to be for families with children of all ages to come out and enjoy the Packers,but some parents say that's hard to do with the new security rules on carry in bags at the stadium.
Monica Ayotte has her hands full with two boys, one age three and the other just one years old.
She's planning on going to Packers Family Night with her boys, but carrying in diapers, snacks and other supplies is tougher at Lambeau with new restrictions on bags and purses.
"I was kind of disappointed because I used to carry in the drawstring backpacks," said Ayotte.
Just last month the NFL limited the size and types of bags that can be brought into stadiums across the country.
"Clear bags with handles as long as they're 12x6x12 inches they can be used," said spokesperson for the Packers, Aaron Popkey
Up to one gallon Ziplock baggies and clear bags are allowed as long as they fit the size requirement. At the Packers Pro Shop, they're helping families out.
"They're selling them inside the Pro Shop and it's really a good bag," said Ayotte.
Although it's Family Night, organizers say rules will be similar to the way they are on game day.
"We set it up much like a game so families can have that game-like experience and with that we're applying many of the same protocols and stipulations with regard to fan safety," said Popkey.
Purses and seat cushions with pockets or zippers are not allowed. Digital signs will be in place around the stadium tomorrow to remind fans of what they can and cannot bring in.