Some fans at Saturday’s preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Phlidelphia Eagles game will experience heightened security. While the NFL safety policy remains unchanged, fans entering Lambeau at the Shopko Gate will become the first to use newly installed walk-through metal detectors. A league-wide mandate for use at all gates for 2016, the units will be phased in at Lambeau Field with the Shopko Gate debut this season and at all remaining gates next season.
Unlike the screening machines at airports, guests are asked to not remove any jackets, belts, coins, keys, wallets, watches, or other objects of similar size. Guests will instead be asked only to remove cell phones, cameras, tablets and other large metal objects and place these items in an extended tray alongside each machine in close proximity and in clear sight. The gates are already use this season at Miller Park and all MLB stadiums.
As in previous years, no bags or purses will be allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12” by 6” by 12”. Small clutches that do not exceed 4.5” by 6.5” are permitted. Stadium cushions are also not allowed, however, stadium seats and stadium pads that contain no pockets or zippers and are 18” wide or smaller are allowed. For more information on the NFL’s safety policy, please visit nfl.com/allclear.