The Lambeau Field Atrium and all businesses will be closing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 18 for a private function. Last "seating" at Curly's Pub will be at 3 p.m.
Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.
The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.
Ray Nitschke Field, opened in 2009, has been a great addition to the training camp experience. The facility, named in honor of the Hall of Fame linebacker, offers the football team a state-of-the-art practice field and fans a safer, more enjoyable experience taking in practice.
The Packers' outdoor practice fields, both Nitschke Field and Clarke Hinkle Field, were formally named to honor the Packers greats in July 1997 by former Packers General Manager Ron Wolf. Hinkle Field is the team's original, long-established practice field along South Oneida Street, in use since 1958. The team's indoor facility, the Don Hutson Center, was named in honor of the legendary end and was dedicated in July 1994, at a ceremony presided over by the then 81-year-old Hutson himself.
Among the most noteworthy components of Nitschke Field are the new permanent seating structure for approximately 1,500 fans on the field's east side, a 170-yard natural grass field incorporated with DD GrassMaster, the same surface featured on Lambeau Field and Clarke Hinkle Field, a heated portion of the playing field for late-season practices and permanent lighting for night practices.
Gates will open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled practice time and will close 30 minutes after the completion of practice. Concessions will be available for purchase. Carry-ins are permitted, but items such as coolers must be personal in size and not exceed a reasonable amount of space. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited inside the facility.
CLICK HERE for the training camp practice schedule.
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