Friday Night Meet-and-Greet, Saturday Strategy Sessions Provide Insight to Fans
Packers fans at this year's Fan Fest, set for March 13-14, again have the opportunity to meet and speak with Packers coaches and learn their approaches to the game at popular strategy sessions.
Attendees first have the opportunity to visit with the coaches in a casual setting at the traditional Friday night meet-and-greet session. On Saturday, members of Mike McCarthy's staff will take part in question-and-answer sessions and lead informative "101" programs that present different segments of the game.
A question-and-answer session with new Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers promises to be popular as he will discuss the team's new '3-4' defense. Assistant head coach/inside linebackers Winston Moss will offer a "Defense 101" presentation to further outline the new attack. Joe Philbin (offense), Shawn Slocum (special teams), and Dave Redding (strength and conditioning) will lead "101" sessions on their respective areas.
Other "101" sessions will feature director of college scouting John Dorsey, head athletic trainer Pepper Burruss and equipment manager Red Batty.
In addition to the coaches, current players scheduled to attend and take part in autograph sessions include Pro Bowlers Nick Collins and Al Harris, as well as Mason Crosby, Donald Driver, James Jones, Aaron Kampman, Jason Spitz and Scott Wells. Alumni slated to attend include Lynn Dickey, Jerry Kramer, Dorsey Levens and Brian Noble.
Tickets remain available and are again priced at $85 per person. They can be purchased through Ticketmaster online, over the phone and in person. Ticketmaster fees will apply. Children 6-and-under enter free with a ticketed adult and do not require a ticket.
A direct link to online ticket sales information can be found at www.packers.com. Over the phone, tickets can be purchased by calling toll free at 800/745-3000. The toll-free, self-service Ticketmaster Express number, 866/448-7849, also can be used. A TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) number also is available at 877/474-4TDD. In-person sales are available at statewide Ticketmaster locations as well the Packers' ticket office at Lambeau Field.
The ticket includes, in addition to entrance to the two-day event, autograph sessions, admission to the Packers Hall of Fame and an exclusive tour through the Packers locker room that is not available on the regular stadium tours.
Fan Fest lodging available at Airport Wingate by Wyndham: The first 25 fans who book a two-night hotel package (during March 12-15 Fan Fest time period) at the Airport Wingate by Wyndham in Green Bay will receive their room plus two Packers Fan Fest tickets. The package price for two adults is $499 plus tax which includes the two Fan Fest Tickets worth $170, as well as a deluxe breakfast each morning. Packages must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. A maximum of three rooms may be booked per person. The Airport Wingate by Wyndham can be called at 920/617-2000 to make reservations.
Fan Fest presenting sponsors are Chevrolet and Goodwill Industries. Other sponsors include Citgo, Prodege, Smiles and the Wingate Inn. Additional Fan Fest details are available online at www.packers.com/fanzone/events/fanfest.