Aaron Rodgers wants to keep Lambeau Field traditions alive, fans or no fans
The Green Bay Packers will have fans at Lambeau Field on Sunday night — albeit there will only be 500 team employees and family members — and Aaron Rodgers hopes the usual events are rolled out during the game. While there won’t be a full stadium, Rodgers wants the historic traditions at Lambeau Field to be prevalent on Sunday Night Football.
“I am a big fan of ‘Roll Out the Barrel,’” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “I can’t say the sentiment is echoed by every one of our coaches and players, but s–t, I’m one of the old guys, so I enjoy the traditions like that. I hope they do that. I hope they put up the beer races. I hope we can get more than 500 or 600 down the stretch, fanwise.”
Due to the implications of COVID-19, the Packers are one of the teams that haven’t been able to have fans attend games this season. At the least, they’ll be hosting around 500 people in the stadium, giving Rodgers somewhat of a normal atmosphere.
Before Green Bay’s home opener in September, Aaron Jones stated that he’d still be doing the Lambeau Leap during home games. The dual-threat running back kept his word as he jumped into the stands when the Packers throttled the Detroit Lions in Week 2.
Of course, with COVID-19 cases spiking, having certain events could be harmful to the people in attendance. Nevertheless, even though some traditions can’t be conducted, Rodgers hopes some of them can take place this Sunday when the Packers host the Chicago Bears.