2003 Training Camp Central

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Green Bay Packers training camp starts July 19 and runs through the final game of the preseason, August 28, against the Tennessee Titans.

As usual, Packers.com is your official source for team news, providing content that includes: the most up-to-date rosters and depth charts, player bios, daily training camp reports, daily audio clips, photo galleries, player and team news articles, official team releases and more.

Packers.com also will offer position breakdowns, injury updates and game previews.

If you are forced to follow the action of training camp from afar, set us as your homepage and check back often. If you're lucky enough to see training camp in person, check out our Visitor's Guide below, complete with information on Practices, Traffic, Packers Pro Shop, Lambeau Field Atrium Eateries, Autographs, Kids & Bikes, Packers Hall of Fame, Lambeau Field Stadium Tours, Curly's Pub and Family Night.

Visitor's Guide

For decades, Green Bay Packers training camp has offered a can't-miss experience for the team's legions of dedicated fans, and the summer of 2003 will be no different.

Highlighted by 46 open-to-the-public practices, Packers training camp provides an up-close and personal view of the team that goes unmatched. Enjoying this experience is as simple as stepping up to the fence along Clarke Hinkle Field, but to get the most out of your trip to Titletown, we suggest you consult the guide below.

Packers Practices

Starting with a July 19 afternoon practice for rookies and first-year players, the Packers have scheduled 46 open-to-the-public practices, ending with a morning practice, August 26.

Open practices are free of charge and will be held on Clarke Hinkle Field (across Oneida Street from Lambeau Field).

There are a limited number of bleacher seats surrounding the field that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many fans bring lawn chairs to set up on the sidewalk surrounding the fence, where crowds sometimes grow three-deep.

In almost all instances, free parking is available in the Lambeau Field parking lot on the east side of the stadium. However, due to the Lambeau Field renovation project, parking may be limited, in which case plenty of free street parking is always available within short walking distance of the practice field.

While most practices occur as scheduled, fans should remember that inclement weather and/or poor field conditions sometimes force the team to take practice indoors to the Don Hutson Center, where workouts are closed due to space limitations.

In the event a practice will be moved indoors, the change will be reported on Packers.com. However, in most cases, these changes are determined just before practice.

To get the latest Training Camp Schedule, click here.

Want a peek at the current weather? Take a look at Lambeau Cam.

Traffic ... Getting There

Packers fans are reminded that ongoing road construction along both US 41 and Lombardi Avenue are likely to cause traffic jams and delays. As a result, plan to use alternate routes to access the stadium. Those coming from the south should exit US 172 prior to US 41 and take Holmgren Way or Oneida Street north to Lambeau Field and the practice facilities.

Packers Pro Shop

Located on the northeast corner of Lambeau Field, the Packers Pro Shop is a 6,500-square foot facility offering officially licensed NFL merchandise from brand names such as Reebok, Antiqua, G-III, Cutter & Buck, Bobby Jones and Lee Sport.

During training camp, the Packers Pro Shop will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Weekend hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. except as follows:

August 3, 10 & 17: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

August 23: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (preseason vs. Carolina)

August 28: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (preseason vs. Tennessee)

September 3: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parking for the Pro Shop is located on the northeast corner of the Lambeau Field parking lot, north of the fenced-in player/coach parking lot.

Remember that the Packers Pro Shop and PackersProShop.com are the only shopping locations where your purchases help the team win.

For questions regarding the Packers Pro Shop, call 1-800-922-5750, or visit PackersProShop.com.

Lambeau Field Atrium Eateries

First announced in May, four Lambeau Field Atrium eateries will make their debuts sometime during training camp. Chili John's Café, Brett Favre's Two Minute Grill, the Meat Packing Co., and Fratello's Presto could open as early as Tuesday, July 22, if stadium construction allows.

Once the eateries make their debuts, they will be open during training camp from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on days when the Packers have open practices. Otherwise they will be closed.

The eateries will be located within the Lambeau Field Atrium and will give fans a great place to have lunch and relax between practices.

For more information on the Lambeau Field Atrium eateries, click here.

Autographs

Training camp is a great time to get autographs. In addition to many informal opportunities, the Packers will continue to conduct autograph tables in 2003.

Held after many morning practices, autograph tables are available only to those lucky enough to get a ticket. Tickets are free, but are handed out at random by Packers staffers at practices. Participating players are not announced in advance. To increase your chance of getting an autograph ticket, come to practices early and often.

Good luck!

Note: Fans asking for autographs are encouraged to say 'please' and 'thank you.' It only helps your chances.

Kids & Bikes

Training camp is full of fan interaction, but among camp's greatest traditions is the custom of Packers players arriving at practice on foot, or via a lift on a youngster's bicycle.

GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman supports this tradition, so Packers fans can look forward to seeing more oversized men on undersized bikes in 2003.

Packers Experience

Packers fans from across the country have the chance to do more than cheer for their favorite players when they visit training camp. At the Packers Experience, fans of all ages get to put their football skills to the test thanks to a variety of interactive activities.

Fans will be able to see what it's like to do the Lambeau Leap, catch a touchdown pass, kick the game-winning field goal and much more!

The Packers Experience is held at Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, across Oneida Street from Lambeau Field, and will run July 18 through August 24.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday.

Admission is $8, while children 3-and-under get in for free and seniors (62-and-above) for $5.

For more information call 920-405-1141, or visit the Packers Experience website.

Packers Hall Of Fame

Previously located within the Brown County Veterans Memorial Complex, the Packers Hall of Fame closed its doors at the end of 2002 to prepare for the move to its future site inside the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Construction and preparation are still ongoing, and thus the Packers Hall of Fame will be closed during Training Camp 2003. The Hall of Fame is scheduled to open sometime in September 2003.

Lambeau Field Stadium Tours

Because of the ongoing redevelopment construction, Lambeau Field stadium tours will not be held during Training Camp 2003.

Tours will resume after construction is complete, and Packers.com will report when tours become available.

If you want to know what it looks like inside Lambeau Field, check out our virtual tour of Packers headquarters.

Curly's Pub

Announced in July, Curly's Pub will be an integral part of the redeveloped stadium and the Lambeau Field Atrium when it opens in September 2003. Operated by Levy Restaurants, the restaurant and sports bar will be open year-round, offering Packers fans and others a casual, family-friendly, dining experience.

Curly's Pub will not be available during Training Camp 2003.

For more on Curly's Pub, click here.

Family Night

Due to ongoing renovation construction, which will continue right up to the 2003 regular season opener, the Packers are unable to hold a Family Night scrimmage in 2003.

The Packers plan for the scrimmage to return in 2004 and resume its annual rotation.

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