Lambeau Field prepares for Saturday’s first football game between FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City

Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers are preparing to welcome European soccer clubs FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City to the first-ever soccer game at Lambeau Field this Saturday.

A nearly sold-out crowd will enjoy the exhibition game, which begins at 6 p.m. with ESPN and ESPN Deportes covering the game. Remaining tickets are still available in very limited numbers Ticketmaster.com. Fans from 19 different countries have bought tickets so far, as well as fans from all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, Guam and Washington, DC

Game participants are reminded of Lambeau Field’s park and carry-in policy. Parking for general ticket holders is $20 cash, first come, first served at Lambeau Field parking lots. Car parks open at 2pm and gates to the stadium open at 4pm. Those who have never been to Lambeau Field should note that many private owners in the surrounding residential areas also offer parking at varying rates. Please note that Lambeau Field is completely cashless, with the exception of parking, which is cash only. Complimentary bus rides are also offered by the Green Bay Metro as part of the regular Packers game day bus routes, with routes listed on greenbaywi.gov/272/Game-Day-Routes.

Because Lambeau Field follows NFL safety protocols, the carry-in policy for the football game is the same as it would be for a Packers home game. Fans who have never visited Lambeau Field or are unfamiliar with NFL protocols should pay a visit packers.com/lambeau-field/carry-in-policy to view the full carry-in guidelines. This page also points out certain items that are commonly found at soccer games. Fans should be aware of this Flags carried may not be attached to poles or hard objects, should be worn loosely and not obstruct the view of others of the game. Additional obstructive or oversized banners and signs, Noisemakers of any kind (including vuvuzelas) and firearms or other weapons are strictly prohibited. All participants use walk-in metal detectors and no purses or bags are allowed unless they are clear bags that do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12 inches.

All persons coming to the game, including infants, must have a ticket. International fans wishing to purchase alcohol at the game must use their passport or pass card for identification as Lambeau Field’s liquor vendors cannot accept any international identification other than a passport or pass card.

The Lambeau Field Atrium will open to ticketed fans only at 12pm on game day, July 23, and fans can enjoy the Packers Hall of Fame, Packers Pro Shop and 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Exit and re-entry scanning is offered until 2:00 p.m.; After 2:00 p.m., a ticket holder cannot exit and re-enter the building. The Johnsonville Tailgate Village, the permanent tailgating and events structure in the stadium’s east parking lot, will be open to ticketed and non-ticketed fans from 2:00 p.m. with live entertainment, food and beverages and a festive tailgating atmosphere.

A wide range of game-related items will be available in the Packers Pro Shop, including bi-team apparel, hats and novelties such as drinkware, flags, pennants and soccer balls. Many of the articles are also available online, at packersproshop.com.

Lambeau Field is open to the public during regular hours through Friday, July 22 and to ticketed guests only on Saturday, July 23, before reopening to regular hours on Sunday. Lambeau Field Stadium Tours will run through Friday afternoon and will resume Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. To book a tour and see the Packers Hall of Fame, visit packershofandtours.com.

For more information on what to expect in the game, visit packers.com/lambeau-field/soccer. For the full Lambeau Field AZ guide, visit packers.com/lambeau-field/lambeau-field-az-guide to answer more stadium-related questions.

Ahead of the matchday, both clubs will host events for fans. FC Bayern Munich is hosting a fan event with club legend Giovane Elber on Friday, July 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hagemeister Park, 325 N. Washington St., Green Bay. Manchester City are hosting a free youth clinic in Titletown all day Friday between 9am and 5.30pm, with performances from club legends Pablo Zabaleta and Joleon Lescott from 4.30am to 5.30pm. Although registration for the clinic is full, members of the media are welcome to stop by the Titletown football field to capture the fun.

Both teams will also host pre-game fan activities on Saturday. FC Bayern Munich welcomes fans to the FC Bayern Fanzone on the Fan Walkway on the east side of Lambeau Field near the Oneida Nation Gate on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes the Bundesliga trophy, photo opportunities, football activations, raffles, mascots and a performance by Elber.

Manchester City are hosting a pre-match fan party from 12pm to 5pm at the Tundra Trio, 900 Stadium Drive, Green Bay, including live entertainment, Premier League Trophy presentation, mascots and performances by Zabaleta and Lescott. From 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., fans can also enjoy the Green Bay Fan Zone with the Premier League Trophy in Titletown. Fans of both teams can also enjoy pre- and post-game ceremonies, including fireworks.

The game is part of Bayern Munich’s pre-season Audi Summer Tour, which will also see them stop in Washington, DC on July 20 to play DC United. Ahead of the trip to Green Bay, Manchester City will also play an earlier game at Houston’s NRG Stadium on July 20 against Club América as part of their 2022/23 pre-season tour of the United States. This is the clubs’ second meeting on US territory after Man City defeated FCB 3-2 in an international Champions Cup game at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on July 28, 2018.

The Packers organization has partnered with Cardenás Marketing Network (CMN), an award-winning travel, booking, sports and multicultural marketing agency, to bring the exhibition game, also known as the friendly, to Green Bay. Lambeau Field, the NFL’s longest-standing stadium, has been the site of a variety of non-Packers events over the past decade, including concerts and a college football matchup.

  • Media interested in capturing preparations at Lambeau Field are advised of the following:
  • The field painting takes place on Thursday afternoon at around 1:15 p.m
  • Gate loading and other sideline preparations will begin at 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, with the second gate expected to be placed around 7 a.m
  • Anyone who would like to record these preparations is asked to coordinate with Katie Hermsen hermsenk@packers.com.
  • Permitted media representatives can pick up their badges at the Packers Ticket Office on the northeast side of the building next to the Miller Lite Gate between 9:00am and 8:00pm on Friday.
  • Beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, authorized media representatives may enter the Fleet Farm Gate on the southwest side of the building for press conferences with team members in Lambeau Field’s media auditorium. FC Bayern Munich hosts a press conference with head coach Julian Nagelsmann and a player at 4:30 p.m., followed by a training session at Lambeau Field at 5:00 p.m. Media access is only permitted to authorized media and is closed to the public. Manchester City will host a press conference with head coach Pep Guardiola and one player at 18:00, followed by a training session at Lambeau Field at 18:30. Media access is restricted to approved media only and restricted to the public for the first 15 minutes.
  • On match day, badge collection begins at 3pm from Media Will Call at the south end of the stadium.
  • All media must show photo ID to collect the IDs. Media must be present to receive credentials. A limited number of matchday parking permits are available and will be issued on a first come, first served basis during accreditation hours on Friday 22nd July.

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