The Green Bay Packers today announced the schedule for the opening weekend of 2011 Packers Training Camp, Presented by Bellin Health, featuring two night practices at Ray Nitschke Field.
With a theme of "Back to Football," training camp opens with a 7 p.m. practice on Saturday, July 30. The Packers will also practice on Sunday, July 31, at 7 p.m. Gates will open both days at 5:30 p.m. Both practices will be in helmets with no pads.
The Packers will announce their full training camp schedule this Friday.
This marks Green Bay's 66th training camp, a tradition that began in 1946 under Curly Lambeau. One of the most intimate preseason settings in the NFL, Packers training camp is unique in several respects. Players have been riding kids' bicycles to practice since the Vince Lombardi era, and the team has lived in the dorm rooms at nearby St. Norbert College since 1958, the league's longest training-camp relationship between a team and school.
Should inclement weather or any other factor force the team indoors during training camp, practices will be closed to the public due to space limitations inside the Don Hutson Center.