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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/

  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams


Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


Stock sale 'off and running'

Posted Dec 6, 2011

*** For more information, go to www.packersowner.com ***

“We’re off and running.”

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy couldn’t have gotten those words out fast enough as he kicked off the team’s latest stock sale.

By the time Murphy took the podium in the Lambeau Field auditorium moments after the official 8 a.m. start time on Tuesday, the first sale had been recorded from Texas, and in the first 11 minutes of the sale, Murphy announced that 1,600 orders had already been taken.

Off and running, indeed.

“This is an exciting day for the Packers,” Murphy said. “It’s an historic moment, we believe, for the organization.”

The stock sale is the fifth in team history, and all proceeds will go toward the $143 million expansion of Lambeau Field that is being funded without any taxpayer dollars. The centerpiece of the expansion includes an additional 6,700 seats in the south end zone, scheduled for completion in 2013.

Online sales are available for the first time (at www.packersowner.com), and requests for an offering document for ordering my mail only can be made by calling a toll-free number (1-855-8-GO-PACK).

The website is experiencing very high traffic volumes and fans are encouraged to utilize the website knowing that it is currently running slow.

At $250 per share, Murphy said the team has budgeted conservatively in the hopes of at least matching the roughly $20 million raised from the last stock sale, in 1997. The ease of online sales and the current state of the team – coming off a Super Bowl victory and remaining undefeated thus far in 2011 – could help surpass the mark.

Judging by the early returns, it may almost be a given.

“I think our fans across the country are very excited to support that success, be a part of that, and this is a great way for our fans to support the team and to ensure we continue to have great success and have strong, competitive teams into the future,” Murphy said.

Murphy and Vice President of Finance Paul Baniel unveiled the new stock certificate on Tuesday morning. It includes all of the logos the team has used in its 93-year history, five of them prior to the current G.

Also, for the first time, the certificate includes an image of Lambeau Field, symbolic of the specific entity fans are supporting with their purchases.

“We view it as building on the success of the renovation we had in 2003,” Murphy said. “We’re funding this all on our own, and the proceeds from the stock sale will reduce the amount that we would have to borrow.”

The team has received regulatory approval to sell the stock in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. The stock provides no financial benefit to the holder.

It does carry with it the right to attend the franchise’s annual shareholders’ meeting and related voting rights.

“I think the reason our fans are so supportive and so loyal to the team is our ownership structure,” Murphy said. “They literally have a vested interest in supporting the team, so the connection and the bond our fans have with the team is stronger than fans of any other team have.

“I believe this stock offering and this sale will strengthen that. We’ll have more shareholders, people will have a much stronger tie to the team, and we’ll see benefits of that into the future.”

Previous stock sales took place in 1923, ’35, ’50 and ’97. Prior to Tuesday morning, the organization had approximately 112,000 shareholders holding around 4,750,000 shares of stock.

A stock purchase requires a $25 handling fee per order (not per share), and shares purchased by Dec. 12 are guaranteed to arrive in time for the holidays. Online purchases with a credit card can be made up until Dec. 16 with holiday arrival still guaranteed.

“This is for the long run,” Murphy said. “Our fans realize this is to ensure that we continue to have success and remain competitive within the league.”

Stock in the Packers does not constitute an investment in “stock” in the common sense of the term.

Anyone considering the purchase of Packers stock should not purchase the stock to make a profit or to receive a dividend or tax deduction or any other economic benefits.

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