Packers to provide fans with free coffee and hot chocolate

Sunday’s Wild Card matchup between the 49ers and Packers at Lambeau Field is shaping up to be one of the coldest games in NFL history.

For those loyal Cheeseheads braving the elements, help is on the way.

ESPN reports that the Packers plan to provide fans with free coffee and hot chocolate during the game. The team will also be passing out 70,000 hand warmers, which fit inside gloves or boots and stay warm for up to 10 hours.

“With the forecast predicting very cold temperatures this Sunday, we’re happy to offer our fans a way to warm up while attending the game,” Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement.

Temperatures in Green Bay are expected to hover around minus-2 degrees at the time of kickoff, but could plummet to minus-45 when factoring in the projected 15-30 mph winds, according to the latest weather forecasts. For comparison’s sake, the temperature was “only” minus-13 during the legendary Ice Bowl game of 1967.

All things considered, this is the absolute least the Packers could do to ensure their fans aren’t frozen with the tundra.

Zack Kelberman
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  • Roger Over

    Wow they are so generous. THEY WANT FREE BEER AND LOTS OF IT TO WASH THE LOSS AWAY