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  • Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Ironwood party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Ironwood: Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. To benefit Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets on sale at Super One Foods, 1480 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, Mich.

  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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

Murphy Takes 5

Mark Murphy

Murphy Takes 5 is a monthly column written by President and CEO, Mark Murphy. On the first Saturday of every month, Mark will write about a topic of interest to Packers fans and the organization, and then answer five fan questions. Fans are encouraged to email Mark with their name and hometown at: MurphyTakes5@packers.com

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Busy July will lead us to training camp

Posted Jul 6, 2013

Murphy Takes 5 is a monthly column written by President and CEO Mark Murphy. On the first Saturday of every month, Mark will write about a topic of interest to Packers fans and the organization, and then answer five fan questions. Fans are encouraged to email Mark with their name and hometown at: MurphyTakes5@packers.com


For many football fans, the first part of July serves as the anxious, final buildup of anticipation for the season. OTAs have just finished and training camp is set to start at the end of the month, so this is a slow time fans must endure. However, it is during this stretch that many players and coaches, as well as administrators, take a break from football. It is a great opportunity to rest up prior to the grind of a long season. For the Packers organization, though, with the opening of the new South End in mid-July, things will get very busy, very quickly.

On Thursday, July 18, we will have the ribbon cutting and dedication of the South End at 1:30 p.m. That ceremony will be followed by the “Meet Your Seat” event, where new season ticket members will be invited to come see their seats in the South End. We will have concessions available at reduced prices, and will premiere our 2012 highlights film, “Unfinished Business,” on the TundraVision video boards. Our partners, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc., are busy preparing for their annual Induction Banquet, to be held Saturday evening, July 20, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

The following week will also be busy, starting with our annual shareholders meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24. Shareholders will be able to take self-guided tours of the South End and the North Loft following the meeting. On Thursday at 11 a.m., Cabela’s will hold the grand opening of their new store at the corner of Lombardi Avenue and Hwy 41. The store is on land owned by the Packers and will serve as the gateway for the Titletown District. We’re excited about the positive impact the store will have on the community. Training camp starts on Friday with our first practice at 8:30 a.m. Ray Nitschke Field is spectacular, and a great place to watch practice. Friday also includes the WPS 1K Kids run at 6 p.m. and Packers Movie Night at 7:30 p.m. The week wraps up on Saturday with a practice at 8:20 a.m. and the Bellin Health 5K Run/Walk at 6:30 p.m.

I hope many of our fans can make it up to Green Bay for these events. It’s an exciting time of year. Where would you rather be in July than in Green Bay?

Now, on to your questions:

Jeff from Cedar Falls, IA

The Packers are America’s Team and many of the shareholders live a long distance away. Is there any chance to move the shareholder meeting day closer to a weekend to help with travel? I have not been able to attend a meeting since purchasing a share.

Thanks Jeff. I’m glad you raised this issue. As much as we would like to hold the shareholder meeting closer to the weekend, the date of the shareholder meeting is really dictated by the preseason schedule. We base our training camp practice schedule on the date of the first preseason game, as League rules dictate how many days prior to the first preseason game players can report to training camp. We like to tie the shareholders meeting into the start of training camp. This year, the shareholder meeting will be on Wednesday, July 24. The players will report on Thursday, July 25, and the first practice will be on Friday. As mentioned above, this will be a very busy week, and there should be a lot for shareholders to do in Green Bay around the meeting.  If you are unable to attend the shareholder meeting, you can watch the meeting online at Packers.com.

Phil from Corona, CA

I understand the players have charities they support and it would be great if Packers.com had a page that listed the players and their charities and a method for us to contact them and contribute. It seems every day I'm solicited by one organization or another that I don't know so it would be great to be able to contribute to the players and their charities.

As a community-owned team, community service is a key priority for the Packers. We support the community in many different ways, including charitable donations directly from the organization and our Foundation, and in-kind donations. Last year, our overall charitable impact was over $6 million. We also support the local community by hosting special events in the Atrium and stadium. Our current stadium and Atrium projects are also providing important jobs to people in the community and will have an ongoing, long-term economic impact. We also encourage and support the charitable efforts of our players. We have a page on our website that lists the charitable efforts of our players.

Jae from Kalamazoo, MI

What happened to retiring Brett Favre’s jersey at Lambeau? I know he didn't end it there, but he made me a believer in the Green & Gold.

Thanks Jae. I am often asked questions about Brett Favre, and specifically whether we will retire his number. Also, there has been quite a bit of speculation in the media about this topic. We do want to bring Brett back into the fold, and plan on retiring his number. He deserves to have his number retired for what he accomplished, and meant to the Packers, during his time here. I thought Aaron Rodgers and Brett jointly presenting the Comeback Player of the Year Award at the NFL Honors program was a great first step. It is really just a question of timing in terms of retiring his jersey. The timing has to be right for both Brett and the organization. Brett will be a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2016, and we would like to retire his number prior to his induction. I know that many of our fans were upset that Brett played for the Vikings. As time goes by, though, I think wounds are healed and people focus more on the great things he did for the team during his 16 years here. As the recent signings by Greg Jennings and Desmond Bishop show, many players in the League go on to play for rivals later in their careers.

Dan from Catonsville, MD

There is a HUGE following of the Packers in the Baltimore-Washington area. Are the Packers planning a pep rally for the Packers-Ravens game in October?

I’m well aware that we have many fans in that area. Also, having lived in the D.C. area for 15 years, I know there are a lot of football fans there, in general. We haven’t finalized all of our plans for our Packers Everywhere pep rallies (other than deciding that we will have one in Dallas), but Baltimore would be a great place for a rally. It’s an area we don’t get to often, they are the defending Super Bowl champions and they have a great fan base and stadium.

Mitchell from Houston, TX

I am planning on trying to take my two sons to the exhibition game against the Seahawks. I have a few questions for you, if you don't mind. What section in Lambeau do the Packers run out of the tunnel?

When do the regular-season game tickets go on sale to the general public?

Mitchell, you certainly picked a good preseason game to attend. The Seahawks game will be a real good test for us. They are a very talented team that has made great progress over the last two years. Since it is the third preseason game, both teams should play their starters a good portion of the game. Also, given the controversial end to our game against them in Seattle last year, the atmosphere in the stadium should be charged. In response to your questions, the players enter the field through a tunnel below section 131. We typically do not sell regular-season game tickets to the general public, unless the visiting team returns tickets from their allotment. If you would like to purchase tickets to a game, I recommend you try Ticketmaster and NFL Ticketexchange (official ticket partnership with the Packers and NFL), Packer Fan Tours (official tour package partner for home and road games) or the Green Bay Boys and Girls Club (we have a program where season-ticket members donate tickets that they don’t plan on using). For a premium experience, I encourage you to check with our premium seating staff for available single-game suites.

 

 
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