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Packers fans wait in line for hours for chance to shovel Lambeau Field (pic)

It goes without saying Green Bay Packers fans are among the hardiest of NFL fan bases. Cheering on their team in the outdoor football mecca that is Lambeau Field during the most brutally cold months of the year will do that.

So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Packer-backers came out in droves on Thursday to help prepare Lambeau Field ahead of the red-hot Packers’ tilt on Saturday with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers official Twitter account on Thursday morning provided photographic evidence of chilly Cheeseheads shoveling out Lambeau.

Additional photos were posted by the local Green Bay paper.

WBAY-TV reports that Packers fans waited in line for up to three hours Thursday morning to help clear the snow left by a winter storm last weekend.

Brian Fenske of Shiocton spoke with Kristyn Allen on Action 2 News This Morning. He said he had already been in line for about three hours.

Fenske says shoveling Lambeau has become a tradition for his family.

“We love the people and we love the Packers,” Brian said.

Brian’s son Christopher echoed his dad’s feelings about helping out the Packers.

“It’s a good thing to do. Give back to the community, make some extra money for Christmas, if you’re behind and haven’t got presents yet. It’s a fun thing to do,” said Christopher Fenske.

Fans are paid $10 per hour for their efforts. The Packers provide the shovels. Up to 650 fans are welcome to come out and work.

And don’t think for one second that Packer-backers shoveling snow are sloughing off and lackadaisical about their work. They get after it. One fan who flew in from Florida for Saturday’s game actually called it an honor and privilege” to shovel snow at Lambeau.

Um, Go Pack Go?