GREEN BAY - Packers Family Night Presented by Bellin Health was an event many fans anxiously waited for.
The excitement at Saturday's scrimmage was contagious among fans in and around Lambeau Field.
"I'm really excited to see the Packers play," said Sierra Lange of Waukesha.
After the lockout, Packers fans couldn't wait to see the Super Bowl XLV champs back on Lambeau Field since bringing the Lombardi Trophy home.
"It'll be nice to just enjoy the Packers and live up the Super Bowl history and memories and stuff," said Amy Olson of Green Bay.
But the family fun started hours before Packers Family Night Presented by Bellin Health even began.
"Spent the whole day. We came out about 1:00, and it's been a lot of fun," Olson said.
Tailgating went on in the Lambeau Field parking lot where fans tossed around footballs and enjoyed some good eats.
"We come with a whole crew and it works out really well for everybody," said Dan Berg of South Haven, Minnesota.
Younger green and gold fans occupied their time making signs for the team while others showed their Packers pride with a new look.
"Lot of things for the kids to do. That's what we really come for too," Berg said.
When the gates opened, tens of thousands of people streamed inside ready for the big scrimmage.
"I'm pumped. I am pumped," said Kyle Dinse of Shawano.
"We got really cool seats," said Brady Darrow of De Pere.
"Its tradition, brand new tradition for my son and I to come every year," said Darrow's father Rob.
As the music pumped them up, fans waited anxiously in the stands to see their favorite players hit the field.
"Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers," said Brady Darrow.
"Definitely Clay Matthews. That guy is an animal!" said Dinse.
"They're just awesome. They're like a hometown team that's really great they won the Super Bowl," said Emilia Goetsch of Denmark.
And when the Packers ran out into the bowl, team members were greeted with a roar of cheers and applause.
"It's just the atmosphere you come to, you know, this is Lambeau Field. This is what it's all about," said Dinse.
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