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Things to Know for Packers Training Camp

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The Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau anticipates nearly 90,000 people -- more than would fit in Lambeau Field -- will take part in training camp activities over the next month, coming from across the nation and 20 countries.

Practice Schedule

Green Bay Packers training camp practices continue through Wednesday, August 27. Seventeen open practices are planned (depending on the weather), including the first 10 practices.

Wednesday, August 27, practice is at 10:15 A.M.

The Packers close the preseason at home on Thursday, August 28, with a night game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Click here for "Things to Know..." about that game, including traffic, security, parking and entertainment.

Ray Nitschke Field

Weather permitting, practices take place on Ray Nitschke Field along Armed Forces Drive, adjacent to the Don Hutson Center, across from Lambeau Field and the Resch Center.

Gates open 90 minutes before practice and close 30 minutes after practice.

Nitschke Field has seating for 1,500 fans. ADA (wheelchair) seating is available.

Concession foods (such as hot dogs, popcorn) and drinks are available for purchase at the practice field.


Security

Carry-ins for Nitschke Field should be limited to things you can fit in a small space, including small bags, personal-size coolers and stadium seats less than 18" wide (no arms). Bicycles and strollers should be parked outside the gates.

In the event of a light or brief rain, practices may still take place outdoors, or fans may sit through a brief recess. Bring rain gear, because umbrellas are prohibited.

Cameras are allowed with lenses less than 12" long to take videos and photos for personal use; commercial use of practice photos is forbidden.

Carry-ins are subject to a security search. 

No pets are allowed, only service animals.


Parking and Travel

Parking is available at Lambeau Field, off Oneida Street. If you park on neighboring streets, be sure to obey all posted signs.

There will be no access from Armed Forces Drive to the Lambeau Field parking lot. Armed Forces Drive is closed at Oneida Street for the safety of pedestrians and is only accessible to west-bound traffic from Holmgren Way. Motorists will be diverted through the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena parking lot, which exits to Oneida Street's northbound lanes.

US Highway 41: Drivers should anticipate narrow and shifting lanes in the construction zone from Glory Road to Lineville Road. Shawano Avenue from Taylor Street to Packerland Drive is closed. All US 41 ramps at Shawano Avenue are closed except the northbound US 41 exit ramp to eastbound Shawano Avenue.

Wisconsin Highway 29: Eastbound WIS 29 will be detoured south on US 41. Take US 41 to Lombardi Avenue eastbound to the stadium. Westbound WIS 29 is detoured at Military Avenue, but this should not affect stadium-bound traffic as you should turn sooner at Oneida Street.


Bicycle Tradition

A longtime tradition at training camp is for local kids to offer players their own bicycles to ride from the stadium to the practice field across the street. Fans should gather on the south side of the Oneida Nation Gate steps, near the new players parking lot.

New this year, the team will cut the ribbon at 7:30 A.M. Saturday, July 26, on the DreamDrive bike corral presented by American Family Insurance. In addition to kids' own bikes, 5 Wisconsin-themed three-wheelers will be provided for fans and players. These custom trikes, called "The Dream Fleet," will be part of the bike share program for kids for the duration of training camp.


Fan Activities

Tuesday, August 12: Dermatology Associates will offer free information on skin screening and give away coffee cups.

Each week, Curly's Pub at Lambeau Field features a different ice cream sundae designed by Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy and players. Each sundae comes with a commemorative photo. Ten percent of the cost of the sundae goes to charity.

Sources: Green Bay Packers, Packers.com, Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
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