Green Bay Packers Are StormReady
The Green Bay Packers have been recognized as a StormReady Supporter by the National Weather Service (NWS), only the second National Football League team to earn the designation and the first in the National Football Conference. NWS Central Region Director Lynn Maximuk presented a plaque honoring the organization during a ceremony at Lambeau Field on May 20, 2010.
To achieve this recognition, the Packers worked with the NWS Green Bay office to ensure severe weather safety procedures and methods to communicate weather information were in place. These procedures not only cover game-day events, but also ensure fans are safe whenever they visit Lambeau Field, the Atrium, and the adjoining practice facility. In addition, the organization actively promoted severe weather safety through awareness activities, and security staff attended storm spotter training classes, all in an effort to better protect fans and spectators of events at Lambeau Field and the surrounding practice facility.
“StormReady encourages communities and organizations to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness," said Jeff Last, warning coordination meteorologist at the Green Bay NWS forecast office. “StormReady Supporters, like the Green Bay Packers organization, establish severe weather safety plans and actively take part in and promote severe weather safety awareness activities.”
Walking down the player's tunnel to the field.
|NWS Central Region Director Lynn Maximuk [R] presenting a plaque to the Green Bay Packers Ted Eisenreich, director of facility operations [far L] and Jeff Stauber, emergency planning coordinator.||
Lambeau Field is StormReady.