The Green Bay Packers expect a lot of snow when they host the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL playoffs. As the big game approaches on Sunday, the team is offering to pay fans who will help shovel that snow at the stadium.
The Seahawks vs. Packers game gets started at 3:40 p.m. PT / 6:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 12. It will help decide which team advances to the NFC championship game and play for a chance to return to the Super Bowl.
Late Saturday, and heading into Sunday, the area is expecting to see a lot of snow. That led to a call-to-action from the Packers to their dedicated fans. Now, some of those fans can get paid to see the stadium during the playoffs.
As noted in the post that the team made on its Twitter account below, the Packers are willing to pay 700 shovelers $12 per hour to help clean up Lambeau Field. It could be a daunting task, as eight to ten inches of new snow is expected in the hours before fans are requested to show up.
Help get @LambeauField ready for playoff football!
With expected snowfall on Saturday night & into Sunday, we're looking for up to 700 shovelers to assist with the snow removal process beginning at 6 a.m. ❄️ https://t.co/W6eZ5juGY2
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 9, 2020
It’s very abnormal to have to do something like this on the same day of a playoff game, but the Packers feel the help is going to be needed. Shovelers need to be at least 18 years old and will be paid immediately upon completion of the work. This means it could be a good way for people to pay for snacks or beer on game day.
The entire process is expected to begin at about 6 a.m. local time, and fans who are interested in helping out are asked to meet at the Fleet Farm Gate on Lambeau Field’s west side, with temporary parking available in Lot 6.
A lot of fans have already been posting on social media about the snow shoveling.
— M.Sledge (@marcus_sledge) January 10, 2020
I would be happy to help shovel snow at Lambeau Field this Sunday morning, if you will send me round trip airfare from Philadelphia to Green Bay.
Also, I will gladly pay for my own hot chocolate.
I have never been to Green Bay, and I've heard good things. https://t.co/s9X0m4iXz5
— GREGG ZOCCHI (@simpleasvat) January 10, 2020
I LOVE that is going to snow and I LOVE that 700 Green Bay Packer Fans will show up to shovel. GO PACK GO!!!!🧀🍻🏈 https://t.co/suFbLoKqew
— Deb Paust (@PaustDeb) January 10, 2020
Please hook me up with a nose bleed seat and I will gladly drive 7 hours to shovel snow 😁
— Jay Rich (@Neohodlr) January 9, 2020
It should be an exciting game between the Packers and the Seahawks on Sunday night, especially if the forecasts of that much snow turn out to be correct.
Which team will have what it takes to win in the inclement weather and advance to play either the San Francisco 49ers or Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game? Tune in on Sunday night to find out.