Coming Up
  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to

  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.



Point, counterpoint: Are the Giants the Packers' new rival?

Posted Nov 20, 2012

Vic Editor Vic Ketchman says no.

It’s not a rivalry until the Giants say it’s a rivalry. That’s the way it is because it takes two to make a rivalry and, as it stands right now, this is a one-way street.

Knock them out of the playoffs this year. That might do it.

You might be thinking the Packers did that in 2010, when they walloped the Giants in the next-to-last game of the regular season, effectively knocking them out of playoff contention. If that’s what you’re thinking, forget about it, because the perception in New York is that DeSean Jackson’s punt return was the “death” blow to that Giants team.

The Eagles are the Giants’ rival, just as the Bears are the Packers’. The Packers and Giants share a lot of history, but it was the Giants that gave the Packers Vince Lombardi and a five-championship run in the 1960’s that laid the foundation for one of the most successful franchises in professional sports. How do you hate a team that gave you the greatest coach of all time?

How about the Giants’ founder, Wellington Mara. He was one of the driving forces in Pete Rozelle’s share-the-wealth model that allowed for professional to prosper in the NFL’s smallest market. How do you hate a team whose owner’s munificence is one of the reasons for your existence?

All of the anger Packers fans feel toward the Giants is the result of two games: Playoff losses at Lambeau Field to the Giants in the 2007 and 2011 postseasons, when the Packers’ path to the Super Bowl was clear, have created a kind of revenge motive for this Sunday’s game in New York. The Packers have dominated this series in the regular season, however, so another regular-season win, though it would be sweet, won’t settle the score.

You know what it’s going to take to get even: Go to New York in January and end the Giants’ season as the Giants have twice ended the Packers’. Do that and, yeah, this might become one of the NFL’s hot-new rivalries.

Until then, the Packers will be just another game on the Giants’ schedule.

Mike Staff Writer Mike Spofford says yes.

You bet the Giants are a rival. They’re a big one now.

A team doesn’t come into Lambeau Field in January and end the Packers’ title dreams twice in a span of five years and not become a rival.

In my book, there are two kinds of rivalries – familiar ones and high-stakes ones. The Packers will always be rivals with their division opponents, because they play the Bears, Vikings and Lions twice each season, and the history with all of them goes back such a long way. Everyone knows what familiarity breeds.

When the familiar and the high stakes were combined in the 2010 NFC Championship in Chicago, that was the best of both worlds.

But the postseason can build high-stakes rivalries regardless of locale, which has happened before with the Packers. Back in the 1990s, the 49ers and Cowboys were both big playoff rivals.

Green Bay knocked San Francisco out of the playoffs three straight years (1995-97), and even beat the Niners in a thrilling 1996 Monday nighter on Chris Jacke’s 53-yard field goal in overtime, before Terrell Owens’ last-second TD catch in the ’98 Wild Card game. That was a cathartic moment for Bay Area football fans if there ever was one.

The Packers were on the other side of that against the Cowboys, suffering three straight postseason defeats in “Big D” (1993-95). The Packers never got their “Owens revenge” because there wasn’t another playoff meeting (thanks to the Carolina Panthers in ’96), and the 28-point blowout in the ’97 regular season at Lambeau was a year after the Dallas dynasty was officially dead.

The 49ers and Cowboys aren’t really rivals of the Packers’ now, and that’s OK. Rivalries don’t have to last forever. They can exist within a certain era, and the Packers are in a second one with the Giants, who lost to Green Bay in both the 1961 and 1962 NFL title games.

The Packers and Giants have won three of the last five Super Bowls, and the rivalry has played a role in each championship. Aside from the Giants’ two playoff wins in ’07 and ’11, the Packers began their Super Bowl run with a 45-17 regular-season whipping of New York in 2010 that eliminated the Giants from playoff contention and started the Packers on their way.

What role will this Sunday night’s game at MetLife Stadium play in the rivalry? No one knows yet. The stakes aren’t as high as the playoffs, but there’s still plenty of importance in this one for both teams. Combine that with the last five years and that’s enough to call this a rivalry.

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