Packers Fans Notice Milder Atmosphere At Lambeau Field
The Packers are entering a "stretch of three straight home games" at Lambeau Field, but it is "possible the Frozen Tundra no longer is the house of horrors it once was for opponents," according to JR Radcliffe of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Packers fan Donna Barrett said, "Though we say we're really supportive ... we're not really as loud and don't have those extra gimmicks." She added, "Some stadiums just have a lot of stuff to bang on that makes it really loud. ... When you have a dome over the top, that makes a huge difference." Radcliffe writes "perhaps the problem" is that Lambeau Field "doesn't possess an indoor quality, and renovations have altered the acoustics in the seating bowl." Barrett added the stadium's "sound system isn't very clear." She said, "There are a lot of times we can't even hear what they're saying. I think they could do more on the JumboTrons to get the crowd involved." Packers fan Mike Mertens "attends a sampling of games" each year in the six-game Green and two-game Gold packages. He said, "I would say over the course of the last five years, I would agree the fans have become less rowdy. I don't know if it's because they've become less competitive. I would also say with the Green Package, you used to always see the same people. Everyone would go to all the games." The Packers have not made the playoffs the last two years (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 9/12).