Update: Tickets for the event have been sold out.
Green Bay Packers fans turned out in droves to welcome their Super Bowl championship football team back to town on Monday.
Fans lined the city streets all along the Packers’ route from Austin-Straubel Airport back to Lambeau Field after the team’s plane landed around 1:45 p.m. The players and coaches traveled in a caravan of Green Bay city buses, and on some streets fans were lined up as much as five or six people deep, on both sides.
The crowds grew considerably larger the closer the team got to Lambeau. Upon arriving at the stadium, thousands of fans were waiting in the parking lots and had packed the plaza outside the Lambeau Field atrium.
Fans dressed warmly to brave the winter weather, which actually wasn’t much colder than what the team experienced during the past week in Dallas leading up to Super Bowl XLV. A variety of signs were visible, including many depicting the Vince Lombardi Trophy with the message, “Welcome Home,” and others with a drawing of a championship “belt,” in honor of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ now famous touchdown celebration.
The championship celebration continues on Tuesday with a special “Return To Titletown” event at Lambeau Field beginning at 4 p.m. Stadium gates open at 2 p.m. The event will be broadcast on a statewide television network.
Tickets, priced at $5, are available through Ticketmaster outlets only (in person, over the phone at 800-745-3000, and online at Ticketmaster.com). A portion of the proceeds will benefit charity through the Green Bay Packers Foundation. Parking for the event will be free.
Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, General Manager Ted Thompson, Head Coach Mike McCarthy and the team will join the event. WTMJ Radio’s Wayne Larrivee and WFRV-TV Sports Director and Packers Hall of Famer Larry McCarren will host it.
Features also include a special season highlights video on Lambeau Field’s TundraVision and a celebratory fireworks display at the conclusion of the event.
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