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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT Aaron Adams appearance Aaron Adams will make an appearance at the Ohio Valley Regional Event in Pedersen Park in Marinette, WI on Wednesday, July 23, from 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

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NFL looking good; Packers get extra draft picks

Posted Mar 24, 2014

League to Mark Cuban: Revenue continuing to grow

Vikings WR Greg Jennings

ORLANDO—As the opening day of the NFL’s “Annual Meeting” began, team owners and executives left the meeting room with smiles on their faces, which could only mean one thing: a favorable financial report.

Meanwhile, back in Green Bay, Packers General Manager Ted Thompson had to be pleased by the late-day news that the Packers would receive third- and fifth-round compensatory draft picks as a result of having lost Greg Jennings and Erik Walden in free agency in 2013. Thompson isn’t attending this week’s “Annual Meeting” due to a personal matter. He continues to work on the upcoming draft.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy described the financial report the league presented on Monday as including a “pretty significant increase (in revenue) because of the new TV deals kicking in, as well as the Thursday night package. Financially, we’re in really good shape,” Murphy told reporters following the first volley of meetings at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

In a brief press conference to end the day, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke of making good on his promise to players that the Collective Bargaining Agreement to which owners and players agreed in 2011 would allow the league to pursue long-term media deals that would drive revenue higher.

“You’re seeing increases in revenue and you’re going to see increases in the salary cap as a result of that, and that’s a positive thing,” Goodell said.

Goodell’s comments followed recent remarks by NBA team owner Mark Cuban, predicting doom for the NFL as a result of over-exposing itself. If Cuban is to be proven prophetic, it apparently won’t be any time soon.

“I would say we have to be cautious,” Murphy said in response to Cuban’s remarks. “We’re obviously in a very strong position now. The growth has been well thought out.”

NFL Network is one of the NFL’s major vehicles for growth. After a shaky start that made NFL Network more of a money pit than a money maker, the network is becoming an increasingly more major player in televising of NFL games and events. Next season, CBS will combine with NFL Network to help deepen the Thursday night package, which is beginning to rival Monday Night Football in fan appeal. In all, 16 “Thursday Night Football” games will be televised, with CBS helping deliver games to viewers NFL Network doesn’t service.

The NFL also announced the adoption of two fan-friendly initiatives: a pay-as-you-play policy for postseason games and a variable-pricing concept that will be most welcome by fans in the preseason. Murphy said the pay-as-you-play policy will be immediately adopted for the 2014 postseason; fans will not be charged for postseason tickets until the team is in the playoffs and the game is scheduled.

As for variable pricing for the preseason, Murphy said: “We have not made a change but we’re looking at it for future years.”

What is the No. 1 issue confronting the league as its owners meet this week?

“I still think the really big issue is health and safety,” Murphy said, especially as it pertains to “the drop off in participation in youth football.

“The popularity of the league has remained very strong. With the new TV deals kicking in, revenue should grow over the next 8-10 years,” Murphy said.

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