GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Before Lambeau can get loud this Sunday, it will first have to look a little more presentable aided by some shovels.
The Packers are once again asking the people of Green Bay to dig out their winter gear and help them shovel out seats ahead of Sunday’s big match up against the Chicago Bears. To get the stadium game time ready, the Green and Gold are inviting those hearty shovelers – as many as 600 – to brave the elements.
Those who would like to shovel need to be at least 18-years or older and a shovel will provided for you. If the surrounding views weren’t enough, shovelers will be paid $12 an hour for their hard work.
“(I’ve) Been to Green Bay a few times now and decided to come along for two games this time around hoping that it would snow so we could come and shovel snow,” says Terry Wilson, who is visiting from Melbourne, Australia.
“Being able to be on one of the greatest arenas that was ever made, especially by Vince Lombardi,” said Trevor Robinson, from Adams County. “I’ve always been a huge fan of his- Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr- all of them.”
The Packers recently put out a call for shovelers ahead of last week’s game after a storm dropped over six inches of snow in the area. A facilities manager for Lambeau estimated that about 10 acres had to be cleared out of the stadium bowl, which fans had cleared out within 3 1/2 hours’ time!
Once cleared, the facilities department will go through and salt each walkway and steps for the thousands that are expected to attend Sunday’s game.
Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears marks the 200th meeting between the two teams. The Packers kick-off against the Bears this Sunday at noon.