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Lambeau Field will likely be warmer than game day fans in seats

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Lambeau Field volunteers shoveling snow
Lambeau Field volunteers shoveling snow

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - If you’re going to Saturday night’s Packer playoff game in Green Bay, the players will be much warmer than you.

The standard heaters will be on at both benches – but the playing surface itself will be toasty-warm, with the goal of creating the best playing conditions possible.

Plastic pipes with anti-freeze are covered by a foot of sand below the surface – and temperature sensors keep the turf from freezing.

The grounds crew can make adjustments if necessary, by using a central control dashboard.

It’s designed to keep the mix of natural and artificial grasses at 55-degrees when the air temperature falls to zero. It won’t be nearly that cold Satruday night.  Readings are expected to be in the low 20’s for the 7 p-m kickoff, with a slight chance of either snow flurries or patchy light drizzle.

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