First time at Lambeau

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Hi all,

After being a UK based Packers fan since I was introduced to NFL by an American teacher doing a placement at my school way back in 1976 Ive been a packers fan.
We live in Northamptonshire about an hour north of London. We are both in our 50's and work for ourselves.

I've followed the Packers from a far, through highs and lows. But this Christmas, my wife and I are coming to Green Bay, just for the Christmas Day game. So what do we do, what time should we arrive at the ground, what should we do before we go in. Is there a fans bar in town we should visit before or after the game. Yes we've seen the tailgating on the TV and YouTube, do we just turn up with a few beers and find some one to take pity on us or what?????

Please all suggestions Welcome. As I say this is our first time in Green Bay, we have some business meetings on the Tuesday after the game in Green Bay. Christmas Eve we thought we would hit the pro shop to make sure we have the right shirts on for the browns game.

All ideas welcome.

thanks

Al and Lar

Alastair and Laraine
 

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What city do you have your rooms booked? Over Christmas weekend might change some of the festivities. Being Christmas day will definitely change some of the "around the game" activities. Grandpa Santa doesn't work in a Charles Woodson 21 jersey.
 
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I can offer this tide bit. Wear extra layers! Just in case.
You can always peel the extra clothes off. A thick scarf is an excellent fashion piece that is a key article of survival once you sit stationary. :)
 

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First of all, look into doing both a stadium tour and the Packers HOF. Both are pretty amazing and really are great. If you want to get some exercise to burn off all of the brats and cheesecurds that you should be consuming, you can also check out the Packers heritage tour. I've never done it but it does sound neat.


If Lar isn't much of a Packers or cold weather fan, make sure to follow OldSchool101's advice. A cold spouse at the game will mean a cold spouse after the game, on the flight home, and still cold the next time that suggest traveling across the world to watch the Packers in December! Spend some time outside the day or two before the game to "test" out your gear and ensure that you'll be warm enough for 3hrs of sitting. Cardboard is a good insulator that you can bring into the stadium to both put on the ground under your boots and to sit on at the game. The pink rigid insulation foam can be cut into the right shapes and insulates the butt and feet even better.

As for tailgating, it can be whatever you are looking for. All of the bars will be rocking. Usually there are outdoor concerts at bars near the stadium as well. All of the parking lots will have tailgating. Depending on whom I am with and our desire to set up our own tailgate, sometimes we will just walk around with a bag of beers. We will walk through all of the tailgating aisles and find it quite easy to make friends with people. I suspect that if someone with a British accent rolled up to my tailgate, I would instantly be asking all kinds of questions and be inviting.
 

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Many thanks for the advice. We are both looking forward to being in Green Bay for the game. This will be the first time for both of us not to do a traditional British Christmas Day.

We are already thinking this could be the norm for us at Christmas as we work all over Europe for most of the year and this is our only really time off.
 
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