With the kickoff to Sunday’s Broncos-Packers game approaching, long lines of fans waiting to enter Lambeau Field still stretched deep into the stadium’s parking lots.
Heightened security measures proved to be an inconvenience for fans who didn’t heed the team’s advice and arrive earlier than usual.
Fans initially were searched with security wands as they entered the stadium Sunday. But with big lines backing up, a team spokesman says the Packers and local police decided 30 minutes before kickoff to go back to their previous system of pat-downs.
Jason Wied, the Packers’ vice president of administration/general counsel, says the team will try to make security measures more efficient. But he reiterated that fans should try to arrive early.