The Packers plan a free Titletown District watch party for the season opener against the Saints
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers will host a free watch party at Titletown District for the team's season-opening game in New Orleans.
The event will kick off at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 with a performance from '80s and '90s cover band Johnny Wad, followed by a performance by Wisconsin comedian Charlie Berens at 2:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Packers alumnus Jarrett Bush.
The game will be shown on a large screen near the west end of the Titletown District football field. Fans can watch it from Titletown Square and the Grand Stairs, the newly opened features between TitletownFlats apartments and the nearby TitletownOffice building.
The game is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. A DJ will entertain the crowd during breaks in the action. Tailgate-style food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event. Restrooms will be available for attendees, as well as free parking.
In the past, the NFL had not allowed teams to host such events, but with the addition of Titletown District-like developments near stadiums, the league has become less restrictive. The NFL must approve the events, the Packers said. This is the first watch party the team has hosted.
Carry-in coolers, glass bottles, portable grills, carry-in lawn furniture and folding chairs are not permitted in the park. The concrete plaza space will be for standing room only.
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The Packers' home opener will be a Monday night game against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 20.
The Packers are not mandating masks or vaccination to attend the game; however, they "strongly encourage" fans to wear masks indoors. Packers staff members will wear masks indoors.
The Saints will require fans to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering Caesars Superdome. Masks will be required. Louisiana is one of the states hardest hit by the resurgence of COVID-19 infections, fueled primarily by the delta variant.
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