Packers Draft Party Set For April 26



The Green Bay Packers and Mills Fleet Farm Friday announced plans for the fifth annual Packers Draft Party, set for April 26 at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

The event will run from 2 to 9 p.m. (doors will open at 1 p.m.) and will feature draft coverage on two large television projection screens, and the Packers' flagship radio station, Newsradio 620 WTMJ, will be on hand to provide coverage and analysis throughout the day. This year's NFL Draft features a new start time, 2 p.m. CST, and each club will receive 10 minutes to make a selection in the first round (instead of 15 minutes).

Tickets for the event, priced at $25, go on sale Saturday, March 8, at 18 Wisconsin Mills Fleet Farm locations and must be purchased in person. Children 3 and younger are free.

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will greet fans prior to the start of the draft.

The Atrium again will be a Wi-Fi "Hot Spot." continuing the popular feature of the party. The "Hot Spot" will allow attendees who bring wireless-enabled laptops to log on to their favorite draft Web sites and follow the day's action online. Computer stations also will be available that will enable fans to track draft information via the Web. A limited amount of tables will have power available and a charging station also will be set up for users to recharge their laptop computer batteries.

In addition to televised draft coverage and WTMJ's radio program, the day will feature appearances by Packers players. The players will participate in a question-and-answer session on stage with WTMJ Radio as well as sign autographs for attendees via a ticketed session. Attendees will receive a ticket for one randomly assigned autograph session when entering the party.

Other features of the day include:

-Commemorative 2008 NFL Draft item for all attendees.

-Question-and-answer sessions, interactive games for kids and adults.

-Viewing opportunity of Lambeau Field.

-Free entry for a chance to win door prizes, including autographed Packers items and Mills Fleet Farm gift cards.

-Trivia Contest.

-Food and drink will be available for purchase at Curly's Pub, Hall of Fame Grill, Frozen in Time and Atrium eateries.

Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as a limited number are available due to the Lambeau Field Atrium's capacity.

Click here for more information, including specific Mills Fleet Farm locations. Please call the Green Bay Packers, at 920/569-7500, with further questions.

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