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Danish Cheesehead coming to Green Bay for the Falcons game

Discussion in 'The Green Bay Life' started by fcs, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. fcs

    fcs Danish Cheesehead

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    Hi everybody,

    My name is Peter and I have been a cheesehead since I first saw the Packers play at Milwaukee County Stadium in 1991. I live in Denmark (the country in Northern Europe, not the town in Wisconsin) and it looks like I will be able to go to Lambeau for the Falcons game in December.

    I am getting extremely excited... and then I started looking for hotel rooms. I will probably be arriving on the 6th in the late evening and leave again on the 9th. Do you have any recommendations as to where I can stay. I am open to basic accomodations, hotels, Bed and Breakfast, even private homes with a spare room ;o)

    Another thing I would like to do is to tailgate with ordinary local Packer Fans - do people buy tickets to the tailgate parties or do you just strike up conversations with people in the parking lot?

    Hoping for a little help - thanks in advance

    Best regards,

    Peter Braun
     
  2. Lakedog

    Lakedog Cheesehead

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    Great Dane- you're going to have a day you'll remember forever. I've taken a few moves around the country and can tell you that 'Cheddars' are the friendliest people in the US. (I grew up in Point... 2 hrs west of hallowed ground.) No, you don't need to buy tix to tailgate. Just start talking and you'll be a hit. I recommend bringing some snack food from home to share. You'll be offered more brats than you can eat.

    You should stay at my brother's. hey everybody, want his number?!
     
  3. fcs

    fcs Danish Cheesehead

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    Hey Lakedog,

    Thanks for your answer - I'll definately bring some snacks from home to share ;o) Now, it may be my lack of understanding of the american language, but were you being ironinc about staying at your brothers?

    Best regards,

    Peter
     
  4. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

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    Hi Peter,

    I've been in Green Bay for a Packers game twice, be aware of nearly unaffordable hotel rates on game weekends.
    Its crazy.:eek:;)
    You can save a lot of money when you're staying at a hotel outside of Green Bay. Last year I stayed in Appleton, the year before in Oshkosh.
    If money isnt an issue I can recommend Cambria Suites, close to Lambeau Field.:tup:
     
  5. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Is it a Great Western hotel on the road opposite Lambeau field ?
     
  6. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

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    I guess you mean the Best Western Bill, dont you ?
    The Best Western is only a short walk away of the Cambria Suites and right across the Don Hutson Center.
    Both Hotels are close to Oneida Street and beneath of Lambeau Field.
     
  7. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    My mistake. It was the Best Western I stayed at. I remember the Hutson centre. You are right though, the cost was astronomical.
     
  8. mhnessie

    mhnessie Cheesehead

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    Both hotels are perfectly located but as you wrote - astronomical rates. During the week me and my wife always stayed at Cambria Suites and moved to another hotel outside of Green Bay for the game weekend. That saves you a lot of money.
     
  9. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I stayed at the Days Inn hotel too in the October when I went to the game. Now THAT was a nice hotel and the staff were fantastically pleasant and helpful.
     
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    If you want to tailgate meet us at sidelines sports bar about 4 hours before the game we will be rocking out.
     
  11. fcs

    fcs Danish Cheesehead

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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all you excelent pieces of advice. Last time, I stayed at the Best Western some of you were talking about. It was for a pre-season game, so the cost was ok. Low, I will try toi take a look at some of the places you have mentionned. I still need final confirmation that I will be going to the US, but I really hope so. It would be great to go tailgate and meet some fellow cheeseheads ;O)

    Peter
     
  12. longtimefan

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    There is (or was) a tailgate party before each game at Brett's Steakhouse that you could buy tickets for..All the food and drink for around 20$..but it may have changed or stopped.

    Tailgating at the parking lot is free, as others said, walk p to people and assuming you have an accent, you probably will get free food and beer :)

    http://www.kewaunee.org/Lodging.html

    Is about a 30 min drive from Green Bay, I got a hotel there once during a game in November with a few weeks notice
     
  13. Gabriele

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    Hej Peter,
    I'm coming for the falcons game but from Sweden and I need the same info.

    A question for the "locals": if we stay for instance in Kewaunee, is there a bus or something to the stadium? I want to be able to drink beer without having to drive.
    Cheers,
    Guardix
     
  14. Poppa San

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    I don't think so. Check with the hotel.
     
  15. fcs

    fcs Danish Cheesehead

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    Hey Gabriele,

    Have you found a place to stay. I ended up in Appleton due to availability and also prices. What about you? Did you find out about transportation?

    Best regards,

    Peter
     

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