Fans that have visited the Packers Pro Shop in Lambeau Field in seasons past will barely recognize the new version that's being unveiled on Thursday in Green Bay.
Doubling in size, shoppers will see the new space for the first time as part of a grand re-opening ceremony, starting at 9:00 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“There’s so much to see, so many unique features, and so many items, that we expect fans will spend several hours at a time just to take it all in,” said Kate Hogan, Packers director of retail operations. “It’s a total Packers immersion shopping experience.”
Among the new features in the 21,500-foot space are a six-foot gameday helmet replica hanging from the ceiling, a 10-foot by six-foot football light fixture also hanging from the ceiling, a refurbished 1957 Packers-themed truck and a two-sided video wall featuring 12 55-inch panel TVs.
Merchandise will include men’s, women’s, youth and children’s sections, home goods, tailgating accessories and Packers collectibles. Additionally, a new a non-Packers branded area will be introduced, featuring goods by top companies including Lucy, Kühl, Nike golf, and Cutter & Buck. These items do not carry the Packers logos and marks, but offer our in-store customers some of today’s top brands.
As part of the grand re-opening activities, face painting will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and a brat fry will occur from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., sponsored by Johnsonville and Delaware North Companies Sportservice with proceeds going to Paul's Pantry. Brats will be $2 each.
The featured giveaway on Thursday will be Packers/Packers Pro Shop caps by 47 brand, given away to the first 1,100 customers. More giveaways will take place through Sunday along with many other drawings.
Elsewhere within Lambeau Field, a job fair will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. by Delaware North Companies Sportservice.
Sportservice is seeking employees to fill a variety of part-time seasonal and game-day positions in general concessions, premium dining and catering operations, as well for daily operation of Curly’s Pub. Positions include supervisors, cooks, kitchen preparation staff, dishwashers, bartenders, servers, runners, porters, beer and food vendors, vending commissary workers, cash room clerks, alcohol compliance, concession stand attendants and cashiers.
Interested individuals will be asked to fill out an application and interview for positions during the job fair. All qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.
The job fair will be held on the third floor of the Atrium. Attendees should enter through the Oneida Nation Gate. Sportservice staff will be on site to escort attendees to the third floor.
Those interested in a position but unable to attend the fair, applications can be found on the website GreenBaySportservice.com or at the Guest Relations desk inside the Lambeau Field atrium.
On Thursday evening, the Packers are up for the "Smells Like Team Spirit" award in the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards.
The show starts at 7:00 p.m. CT, hosted by former NFL player Michael Strahan.
Out in Nevada, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker A.J. Hawk are at the American Century Championship, along with former Packers Sterling Sharpe and Jim McMahon.
They'll be taking part in the American Century Celeb-Am Tournament that starts at 7:00 a.m. local time, along with the Korbel Celebrity Spray-Off Competition from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Hole 17.
Gates open at 7:00 a.m. at Edgewood Tahoe South golf club in Stateline, Nev. Admission is $15.
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