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Attending Green Bay Packer games is nothing new for Greg and Pam Roe.

The Red Wing couple own Packer season-tickets and make the journey to Lambeau Field several times a year. Earlier this season they took their three young children to a game. And in 1999, it was at Lambeau where Greg proposed to Pam.

But they have never witnessed a Packer game like the one they'll attend on Feb.6. The Roes will travel to Dallas to watch Green Bay take on the Pittsburg Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

"As a life-long Packer fan, it's beyond my wildest dreams," Pam told the R-E this week.

The couple found out earlier this month they were winners in a lottery amongst Packer season-ticket holders to see who would go to the Super Bowl.

"And we were super surprised," Pam said. Greg added, "It was crazy."

When the tickets arrived Thursday, Pam was so excited she had her photo taken with the UPS driver.

The Roes will leave for Dallas Saturday. And while he's excited to go, Greg admits there will be some tension as he waits for the game.

He recalled a bitter cold playoff game the couple attended in January 2008. That was the last time the Packers had a chance to go to the Super Bowl, but they fell to the New York Giants.

"It was so disappointing. It was a long drive home," Greg said.

Sitting at his kitchen table and talking about the upcoming game, Greg said he feels good about the Packers' chances. He's confident they can win.

Greg has been a Packer fan since he first got into football when he was seven years old. Growing up in Winona and nearby Fountain City, Wis., Greg said he rooted for Green Bay instead of the Vikings because of the Packers' rich tradition.

"There's just so much history there compared to any other team," he said.

The Packers were family tradition for Pam. She grew up north of Green Bay and her parents held season tickets and they went to games throughout her youth.

Her parents even attended the first two Super Bowls - games the Packers won. Pam said she still has home videos they made during those games.

"It makes me chuckle," Pam said. "Because everyone is in a three-piece suit and fur coats and high heels.

"I don't think I'm wearing high heels."

Greg chimed in, "I don't think I'm wearing a tie."

The Roes will leave for Dallas Saturday. And while he's excited to go, Greg admits there will be some tension as he waits for the game.

When they get to the game, the Roes will sit near the end zone four rows up, and they said they will definitely take a lot of pictures. The seats aren't front row, but the Roes aren't complaining.

"Everything aligned for us," Greg said. "We feel pretty fortunate."

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