Packers Training Camp Thrills Fans in August

Summertime in Titletown means Green Bay Packers Training Camp. With a visit to Nitschke Field, fans get a sneak peak at the team during training camp which usually runs from early to mid August. Check here for the schedule once it is announced each year.

First Stop

First order of business when arriving at Nistchke Field is to pick up a free copy of the Packers Training Camp guide which includes player rosters, coaches’ bios, stadium information and more.

Tickets for tours of Lambeau Field are sold on a first come, first served basis each day so stop by early in the morning if a tour of Lambeau is on your bucket list. Tickets sell out very quickly during training camp.

Bike Corral Tradition

If you time it right with a stop near the bike corral, you’ll witness the time-honored Packer tradition of players riding kids bikes to the practice field. This is also when you’ll have a chance to get autographs or pictures of your favorite players.

Attending Practice

Then it’s off to the practice field to watch the action. Gates open 90 minutes before practice starts and close 30 minutes after the completion of practice. Seating for 1,500 people is available. Concessions are available for purchase. Check here for more information regarding attending the high-energy Packer practices.

Other Activities

The Tundra Tailgate Zone area is another stop where autograph sessions are scheduled for kids 12 and younger.

The Packers Experience is where kids will enjoy a free interactive playground with inflatable football games and participate in skill challenges. Make sure you check for specific dates this area will be open.

Just a short walk from the practice fields is the Lambeau Atrium with restaurants and shops. Or participate in another time-honored tradition and set up your tailgate party. The parking lots are open during training camp for your tailgaiting experience.

The Annual Packer Family Night

This takes place in August and is a chance for fans to see on-field football drills and the scrimmage between the Packer’s offence and defense.

More Fun in Green Bay

Packers fans and their families looking for more fun in Green Bay can start with the Packers Hall of Fame* in the stadium atrium.

From there, take the kids to enjoy the inexpensive midway rides at Bay Beach Amusement Park and the many animals at the NEW Zoo--you can even feed the giraffes!

History buffs can tour the Neville Public Museum, Heritage Hill State Park, or the National Railroad Museum where more than 70 locomotives and railcars are on display.

Birders will enjoy the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve and the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

*The Packers Hall of Fame is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in 2015. Stadium tours and other youth programs are still available during renovations. For more information, please visit http://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/hall-of-fame/visit.html

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