Packers, Chiefs To Meet In Hall Of Fame Game


The Green Bay Packers will get an early start on the 2003 preseason.

In a rematch of Super Bowl I, the Packers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, August 4, NFL officials have informed Packers President/CEO Bob Harlan.

The game will kick off at 7 p.m. CT, and be nationally televised on ABC.

"To be selected for the Hall of Fame Game is a tremendous honor for our football team," Harlan said.

"I think football fans will really enjoy seeing a rematch of Super Bowl I. Plus, this gives us an extra week of training camp in Green Bay, which is not only good for the team, but for the fans and the community as well.

"This is just one more exciting event leading up to the dedication of a renovated Lambeau Field, September 7."

The August matchup will mark the Packers' fourth trip to Canton. Previously, the Packers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 38-24 in 1969 and lost to the Los Angeles Raiders 19-3 in 1993.

In 1980, the Packers faced the San Diego Chargers, but the scoreless game was called with 5:29 left due to severe lightning.

As usual, the Packers will have four preseason games following the Hall of Fame Game, before moving into the regular season. Opponents for those preseason games likely will be announced by the NFL in February.

The Packers will announce training camp dates and times in May.

The Hall of Fame Game will mark the first of two scheduled meetings with the Chiefs this year. The Packers also are slated to host the Chiefs in regular-season action.

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