Green Bay Packers no longer accept cash at Lambeau Field, Titletown District as COVID-19 precaution
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers will accept your money, but not if it's cash.
The team said Wednesday that Lambeau Field and Titletown District businesses run by them no longer will accept cash. The team was planning a gradual transition but decided to speed it up because of the COVID-19 virus, which is spreading especially fast in the Green Bay area.
The organization said cashless transactions will be faster, result in shorter lines and require less contact between guests and staff.
"As we continue to navigate the pandemic, we are also adjusting operations to reduce point of contact to provide reassurance to fans, and going cashless is certainly an important step in that process," said Dustin Anderson, Delaware North Sportservice's general manager at Lambeau Field. Delaware North is the Packers' concessionaire.
Though neither has cited a case of COVID-19 transmitted by cash, the World Health Organization and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued advisories that those who handle money should take precautions to avoid transmitting the virus from their hands to their face afterward.
Cashless transactions will be required at the Packers Pro Shop, 1919 Kitchen & Tap, Packers Hall of Fame museum and Lambeau Field Stadium Tours. Also at 46 Below, The Turn and Ariens Hill in the Titletown District. Fans in the stands, when the Packers allow attendance at home games, also will be required to pay for purchases without cash.
Private business in Titletown District, including Lodge Kohler, Hinterland Brewery and Bellin Health, are not affected.
Payment methods include traditional credit and debit cards, Mastercard Nearby Mobile App, Apple Pay, Google Pay and tap-and-go credit cards. Checks will not be accepted.
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Free cash-to-card conversion stations are available. The cards can be used at businesses that accept Mastercard as well as at Lambeau Field.
"By shifting to cashless, we can continue building on our recent renovations aimed at making transactions throughout the stadium faster and simpler to allow fans to spend their time having fun and cheering on the Packers," said Charlie Millerwise, Packers director of development and hospitality.
If the Packers allow fans at games later this year — there will be none at least through the Nov. 1 game — parking lots will remain cash only.
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