Saturday, August 2, 2014

Packers Family Night 2014

I've already made my annual summer pilgrimage to Packers Training Camp.

Many will be heading to Lambeau today for Packers Family Night.

Mark Murphy writes:

Tonight at 5:30 p.m., we will hold our 14th annual Packers Family Night event. To me, the event really highlights the unique nature of the Packers and the special connection we have with our fan base. We always have great crowds for the event. This year, the event sold out in two days, even though the format was changed from a scrimmage to a full practice. We expect a crowd of over 70,000, a much larger crowd than most teams will draw for their home preseason games. Family Night also highlights the unique relationship we have with our younger fans. Most of the activities during the evening are geared toward kids. Also, we’ve kept the price reasonable ($10 since 2009) to encourage families with younger children to come to Lambeau Field for the evening.

Although Family Night is now a practice, I don’t think it will seem very different to our fans. The players will be on the field as long as they have been in the past, and the practice will include 11-on11 sessions with live contact. The evening will still feature a game-like atmosphere with use of video boards and game day music.

In addition to the practice, there are activities planned for fans throughout the entire day. Things will get started at 11 a.m., when the Atrium and American Family Insurance DreamZone will open. The DreamZone has a number of activities for kids. The Appleton Rock School will perform outside the Tundra Tailgate Zone starting at noon. The Fan Walkway area in front of the Oneida Nation Gate steps will include numerous activities, including sidewalk drawing, airbrush tattoos and a display of animals from the Wildlife Sanctuary. Also, the Copps-Pick ‘N Save picnic will take place from 1-6 p.m. in the east parking lot.

There will also be many on-field activities. The popular Chili’s “Jersey Off Our Backs” will return. There will also be an NFL Flag Football game, as well as performances by the Green Bay Elite Dance team and a BMX Bike group. The evening will conclude with a new attraction, a laser light show, and the spectacular Copps-Pick ’N Save fireworks display.

It should be a fun day for our fans, and it will be a great chance for many to get a first look at this year’s team. Most importantly, it will be a great opportunity for families with young kids to experience Lambeau Field.
This really is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the Lambeau experience together.

If the forecast is to be believed, it looks like weather conditions will be perfect.

One great thing about tonight: Brett Favre won't be crashing the festivities the way he did in 2008.

With all due respect, which is very little, what a jerk that guy is!

Thankfully, that's history. He's history. All that lame drama is history. I can't imagine Aaron Rodgers ever pulling that sort of crap. He has too much class. Rodgers is in an entirely different league from Favre when it comes to class and character.

Packers Family Night 2014 promises to be great family fun!

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