For those who wish to visit Lambeau during training camp....it's a fantastic experience! Important dates on the preseason calendar include:
Friday, July 19 – Packers 1K Kids Run, presented by Edvest, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20 – Packers 5K Run/Walk, presented by Bellin Health, Lambeau Field, 8 a.m. Monday, July 22 – Rookie players report Wednesday, July 24 – Head Coach Matt LaFleur’s season-opening press conference, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24 – Veteran players report Wednesday, July 24 – Packers Annual Meeting of Shareholders, 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25 – First practice, 10:15 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, July 27 – Packers Experience, three-day free festival, presented by American Family Insurance, Bellin Health, Fleet Farm and Old El Paso. Friday, Aug. 2 – Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, Lambeau Field Sunday, Aug. 11 – 100th Birthday Celebration: Join the Packers in the Lambeau Field Atrium for a free public event to celebrate the team’s 100th birthday. Full details of the event will be shared in July. Monday, Aug. 19 – Last practice open to public, 10:15 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field According to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and a 2010 study by AECOM, training camp, along with Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, will attract approximately 90,000 visitors from across the nation and as many as 20 foreign countries, with an economic total impact estimated at approximately $9 million. As the beginning of this year’s training camp includes the free, three-day fan festival, Packers Experience, the area may enjoy an even greater amount of visitors and an enhanced financial boost to many local businesses.
This marks Green Bay's 74th training camp, a tradition that began in 1946 under Curly Lambeau. One of the most intimate preseason settings in the NFL, Packers training camp is unique in several respects. Players have been riding kids' bicycles to practice since the Vince Lombardi era, a tradition that now includes five special bikes as part of the American Family Insurance DreamDrive. The team has lived in the dorm rooms at nearby St. Norbert College since 1958, the league's longest training-camp relationship between a team and school.
For the most up-to-date information on the many activities throughout training camp, fans are encouraged to visit www.packers.com.