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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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Where are they taking Curly and Vince?

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Atrium statues moving signals beginning of latest stadium renovation

GREEN BAY—Curly and Vince are headed into hibernation for about six months.

No, the harsh winter isn’t the reason. The bronze statues of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi in front of the Lambeau Field Atrium have endured 10 of those already.

The 14-foot monuments need to be temporarily moved, so the next phase of construction with the Atrium can begin.

That phase requires excavating the area underneath where the Harlan Plaza and the statues currently reside to create a new, ground-floor entrance to the Packers Pro Shop, which is doubling in size.

“The plaza drops down about 20 feet,” said Ted Eisenreich, the Packers’ director of facility operations. “The front doors of the new Pro Shop will be like if you’re walking into the old Hall of Fame. The whole plaza needs to be excavated.”

That means Curly and Vince must be moved, and for about six months they’ll reside somewhere slightly to the west – to the right if looking at them from Lombardi Ave. – near the Miron Construction trailers.

They’ll probably still be visible, but will likely be covered and protected, Eisenreich said.

They’ll return when the new, expanded Harlan Plaza is finished around mid-to-late July. When construction is complete, a staircase just west of the current plaza will connect the new ground floor to the rebuilt and expanded plaza, and the statues will be located at the base of those steps, on either side.

“They are still part of the Harlan Plaza when we’re all said and done,” Eisenreich said.

All the preparatory work to transport the statues has been done this past week, and next week the glassed entrance to the Atrium known as the Miller Lite Gate will close.

With that entrance closed, the only public access to the Atrium for the time being will be via the Oneida Nation Gate on the east side of the stadium. Signs will be posted to direct the public to the Oneida gate for anyone visiting the Pro Shop or Curly’s Pub, taking a stadium tour, or attending a meeting or event. The Packers Hall of Fame is temporarily closed.

If all goes according to schedule, the new entrances to the Atrium will be open and the statues will be in their new spots by the time training camp begins. Moving them both now and then is no small task, however.

Each statue weighs more than 2,000 pounds, including the six-foot base.

“You can see as they’re working, they’re actually taking concrete out around them so they can get down lower,” Eisenreich said. “They’re going to cut the base off below the actual statue, then pick them up and move them.”

Rest easy, gentlemen. See you next summer.

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