There was much discussion early this past spring that the Green Bay Packers might slink away from hosting its annual Family Night – an event that has been rained out several times the past few years and one that has seen declining attendance with each passing year.
Had the novelty worn off?
Well, the Packers gave their answer a month or so ago when the franchise said that yes, indeed, the annual event was going to be held – and that there would be added features that might help attract more fans to Lambeau Field.
Here’s an opportunity for fans to get an up and personal look at Lambeau Field and watch the Packers practice prior to the start of the preseason. Fans by the tens of thousands have taken advantage of that opportunity each year. How could team officials back away from making it happen each year? Shutting out the fans like they have with the fan experience that was shut down two years ago would be a poor public relations decision – thus the continuation of Family Night.
With that in mind, here’s your chance to get tickets to the event. Sales will open Monday, June 28.
Below is the full press release of the Packers sent out today from the team’s official website, www.packers.com. You can read it hear to find out the particulars for the event or scroll down for all you need to know.
Packers Family Night tickets on sale Monday
Priced at $10, tickets for the Aug. 3 event will be available throughTicketmaster and may be purchased in person, over the phone or via the Internet. Tickets also can be purchased at the Packers’ ticket office in person. All individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance.
Over the phone, tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster toll-free sales number at 800/745-3000. The toll-free Ticketmaster Express number, 866/448-7849, also can be used. It is a self-service information line utilizing an automated system. A TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) number also is available at 877/474-4TDD.
In-person sales will be conducted at a number of Ticketmaster locations, including Boston Store locations in Brookfield, Glendale, Greendale, Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and Wauwatosa. Other in-person locations are Younker’s in Green Bay and the Milwaukee Theatre.
‘Family Night’ will feature an intra-squad scrimmage between the Packers’ offense and defense. Evening activities get underway in the stadium at 5:30 p.m., followed by on-field football drills at 6:30 and the scrimmage at approximately 7:30. The event will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
New this year is the Lambeau FanCam, a 360 degree photo that will be taken during the event that is later posted on www.packers.com, where attendees can go tag themselves and win autographed items. Tagging your group gives you the chance to share with other family members and friends. Fans will need to be in their seats to be included in the photo. Other activities include the popular Chili’s “Jerseys Off Our Backs” promotion with approximately 20 jerseys – all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed scrimmage – to be given away in a random drawing, the Copps–Pick ‘N Save Family Night Picnic and the spectacular Copps–Pick ‘N SaveFireworks Show to conclude the night.
The Kemps Packers Experience also returns this year next to the Tundra Tailgate Zone with a wide array of games including: the Gauntlet, Bungee Run, Touchdown Run, QB Challenge, Rookie Camp, Punt Challenge and Helmet Bounce. The evening will feature other activities for the younger fans, including sidewalk chalk and airbrush tattoos. In addition to the regular parking lot activities, a large, Packers-themed sand sculpture will be created throughout the day in the parking lot near the Oneida Nation Gate.
Parking for the event will be $5, with net proceeds to be donated to the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program.
In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued unless all stadium activities – from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show – are cancelled.
For fans not attending the event, WLUK-TV FOX 11 again will originate a statewide telecast. In addition to Green Bay, the event will be televised on WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WMSN-TV in Madison, WFXS-TV in Wausau and WLAX-TV in La Crosse. Hosted by Drew Smith and other members of the Fox 11 sports and news staffs, the live broadcast will start at 6:30 p.m.
The entire training camp schedule is available online here.