The Packers haven’t hosted paying fans at Lambeau Field and that won’t change against the Bears on Sunday night, but they will have a small number of people in attendance.
The team announced that 500 employees and family members will attend the game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hopes that won’t be the only nod to the normal mode of operation.
Rodgers would also love to see the return of songs, videos and other stadium lore that have marked Packers games in the past. He said on Wednesday he made the request ahead of this weekend’s game.
“I’m a huge fan of ‘Roll Out the Barrel’,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “I can’t say that the sentiment is shared by each of our coaches and players, but damn, I’m one of the old guys, so I enjoy traditions like that. Hope they do that. Hope they organize the beer races. Hopefully we can get more than 500 or 600, as a fan. “
Low-energy performances in home games have been a talking point for the Packers this season, so it would behoove them to find a way to catch a spark with four of their last six games at Lambeau.