Lambeau to host two games in three days in October

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The tundra may not be frozen at Lambeau Field in October.

But it will be well-worn.

The Packers host the Falcons on Monday Night Football in Week Four, a game which will be played on Oct. 5.

That will be a quick turnaround, since the venerable stadium will host Wisconsin and Notre Dame on Saturday, Oct. 3, a game that’s schedule to kick off at 7:30 p.m.

The Packers asked the league to be on the road that week, as well as the week prior, when golf’s Ryder Cup will be played Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits, which is about an hour south of Green Bay.

The league complied with half of that request, as the Packers will travel to New Orleans to play the Saints on Sunday Night Football in Week Three.

It will represent a challenge for the grounds crew making sure the turf is safe and playable, but the fact it isn’t later in the season makes it more workable.

9 responses to “Lambeau to host two games in three days in October

  1. I’d imagine most requests are for pretty valid reasons and cant all be granted and theres obviously a lot of logistics involved in everything but it definitely seems like they went backwards on which request they took into account. 1 having to do with lodging mainly and the other having to do potentially with safety.

  2. Might as well have scheduled the Packers game at Fedex Field. Conditions will be similar.

    Beware injuries.

  3. Hoping Notre Dame Wisconsin happens with full fans in the stands. LSU Wisconsin at Lambeau was amazing one of the best tailgate pregame scenes ever! The game atmosphere at 2:30 was off the charts. Imagine an extra 5 hours of pregame festivities with the 7:30 kickoff. Let’s make this happen!

  4. “The Packers host the Falcons on Monday Night Football in Week Four, a game which will be played on Oct. 5……The Packers asked the league to be on the road that week, as well as the week prior…… The league complied with that request, as the Packers will travel to New Orleans to play the Saints on Sunday Night Football in Week Three.”

    Seems like the League only complied with half of the request. At least that’s how I read it.

  5. Norseman says:
    May 7, 2020 at 8:39 pm
    Might as well have scheduled the Packers game at Fedex Field. Conditions will be similar. Beware injuries.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    (sigh.)

    This again? Lambeau was recently named best stadium by a national sports publication, and the field was replaced last year making it newer than US Bank. Your fight-picking efforts should have a trade of substance.

  6. Now Lambeau’s home squad will be a college team – just like US Bank Stadium.

  7. The Packers asked the league to schedule road games for 2 weeks,…
    The Ryder Cup in Sheboygan Wi and the Notre Dame vs Wisconsin game at Lanbeau.

    The league granted 1,.. the Ryder Cup weekend.
    The irony is the Ryder Cup is likely to be cancelled and moved to 2021.
    So the Packers are stuck with a field that isn’t as perfect as usual from the ND UW game.
    And the Packers could have had that home game on what was going to be Ryder Cup week.

  8. The Lambeau Field turf which is Kentucky bluegrass that is reinforced with SIS grass, is in absolutely pristine condition in September and October. There will be no problems arising from having two games in three days in early October.

    If this was two games in three days in late December when the field is starting to show the adverse effect of the winter months it would be more of a issue.

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