St. Norbert prepares to host the Packers

DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY)- Packers training camp starts in just over a week, but on Monday St. Norbert College is getting ready to host the team -- the players' home away from home as they prepare for the 2019 season.

"Sixty-two years ago, legendary coach Vince Lombardi decided St. Norbert College would be home for the players for Packers training camp. It is also the longest such relationship between a pro football team and a college in the NFL," St. Norbert Director of Packers Camp Kelly Nass said.

St. Norbert College employees will spend Monday is getting McCormick hall ready, and it's an exciting time on campus as the staff prepares for the team to move in.

One of the biggest jobs is bringing in BIG beds.

"We bring in special beds, therapy beds that are bigger and help them with their training and recovery time." Brian Bruess, the president of St. Norbert College, tells us.

"Really the staff get pretty excited about having them here, too. It's a special couple of weeks for us."

St. Norbert doesn't host on-field activities for the team, but the college does provide meals and transportation to practice.

Packers training camp starts on July 25.