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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Lambeau Experimenting With Growing Lights

Posted Oct 19, 2010

The Green Bay Packers are trying to see if they can extend the growing season in the “frozen tundra.”

The Packers have begun using, on a trial basis for now, a system of lights from a company called Stadium Grow Lighting (SGL) to try to keep the grass on Lambeau Field growing later into the season.

The artificial lighting structures, which cover roughly 30 percent of the field and are moved around in one- to two-day intervals where needed, produce light rays that plants need to grow. As autumn progresses in Wisconsin, Lambeau’s grass gets less and less natural light and stops growing long before the season ends.

But with the SGL lights, the hope is to extend the growing season for a month or two to help keep Lambeau Field in the best possible playing shape all season long.

“We’re always looking for different ways to keep the field in great condition,” fields manager Allen Johnson said. “Mother Nature provides so many variables to grow things, and when she takes them away, it’s hard to replace them.

“This is just one more tool that we can try to see if it can help us out. We’re trying our best to mimic Mother Nature, short of building a greenhouse.”

That’s how the concept originated, over in Europe, as a growing tool in greenhouses. It expanded in 2004 for use in soccer stadiums, both to reduce (if not eliminate) the number of times teams would have to re-sod their fields during the season, and also to help some teams keep a natural-grass surface rather than switching to an artificial one.

The technology has been used in dozens of soccer stadiums in Europe and was used in five of the 2010 World Cup stadiums in Africa.

The Packers are the first North American team to experiment with it, having been loaned the equipment on a trial basis for the 2010 season. The system was first set up on Oct. 7 and used for a week prior to the Oct. 17 home game vs. Miami.

Johnson said when the field was mowed prior to last week’s game, the grounds crew collected double the clippings where the lights were compared to where the lights hadn’t been used. So the early returns are promising, and Johnson will be tracking and collecting all the data throughout the rest of the season to get a sense of the overall benefits.

“What we have is essentially a trial period from the company to experiment with the lights and see what they can do for us,” Johnson said.

“It’s really exciting. We’ll be the first place even testing it in North America. If it can do some things in Green Bay, Wisconsin, it can probably assist in other places, especially places that have major shade issues.”

The lights don’t provide nearly the growth stimulus that natural sunlight does, but the hope is that it’s an effective alternative at this time of year when sunlight reaches the grass in very short intervals, or not at all during long stretches of overcast weather.

The lights can be kept on 24 hours a day and create a unique glow coming from the stadium in the evenings (visible on the Packers.com Lambeau cam).

“The good thing about the lights is even though it’s a lower amount than the sun produces, it’s a constant amount of light over a long period of time, and that’s what you’re looking for,” Johnson said. “(Instead of) the peaks and valleys of the sun … it’s the sustained duration of the light that makes the difference.”

If this lighting system proves effective, it could make a difference in Lambeau Field’s future as well.

The Packers have been studying various redevelopment concepts for the south end zone, which right now is the only open area above the stadium bowl providing a major gateway for sunlight to reach the grass in the fall.

If future renovation closes off the south end zone, that would create yet another challenge for a natural-grass field like Lambeau. But perhaps the SGL system would provide a solution.

“We’re always thinking ahead to the future, and if we can show that the lights provide a concrete benefit and a real improvement, they’ll help us keep a more uniform, safe field, longer into the season,” Johnson said.

“We’re doing the trial to really take a look at it, and if it proves effective, we’ll take a serious look at purchasing the system I’m sure.”

 
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