Tonight the Green Bay Packers kick off the 2011 NFL Season with their home opener against the New Orleans Saints. We encourage all fans attending the game at Lambeau Field to save the following Text number in their cell phones – 78247
Text any conduct concerns (drunk and disorderly fans, tense situations) or any safety hazards to that number, 78247. Identify your location and a brief description. For example: “Sec203/R6 Drunk guy causing probs” – the process is anonymous. Please forward this information on and use this tool to keep you and your fellow fans safe, and Take Back The Stands.
Codes for all home teams can be found on Fans Against Violence on our list of Game Day Hotlines.
Good luck to both teams, give us a great game! Welcome to your 2011 NFL Season!
Just a week removed from the violence following their matchup with the 49ers across the Bay in San Francisco, the Oakland Raiders played host to the New Orleans Saints for their third 2011 pre-season game. It was a nationally televised game and many NFL eyes were watching to see how the home crowd would respond.
Raiders CEO Amy Trask was happy to report on crowd conduct to the media outlets, saying that nothing has changed. Along with several candid photographs from the stands, Trask advised;
“We all know that perception is not always consistent with reality — please use these photographs when helping others form opinions — and please remember that our commitment to a safe, secure, fun and family friendly environment is unwavering.”
Mike Florio, who saw the pictures, feels that “It will be difficult to quickly overcome decades of images of menacing Raiders fans dressed in intimidating garb. But these images definitely provide a different context.”
Raider Nation has never claimed to be demure. Amy Trask is imploring you to stop perpetuating antiquated stereotypes and take a deeper look.