Lots of Vikings fans expected to show up at Lambeau

CREATED Jan. 4, 2013

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GREEN BAY - Packers President Mark Murphy expects a great atmosphere during the Packers-Vikings Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field.

"It's going to be exciting," Murphy told Wisconsin's Afternoon News.  "It's a night game, the first round of the playoffs, and we're playing our arch rival."

There also could be a lot of Vikings fans on hand, according to Murphy.

"We think there's going to be a lot of Vikings fans," he said.  "A lot of Vikings fans probably got tickets."

Due to the rivalry between fans and the late Saturday start time, the Packers will stop selling alcohol at the start of the 3rd quarter.

"We've had more problems with poor behavior during night games," Murphy explained.  "Usually it's related to drinking.  We thought (cutting alcohol sales earlier) could minimize any chance of crowd problems."

"But the vast majority of fans don't present any problems."