By Tori Wittenbrock
ASHWAUBENON – On Wednesday, July 26, the Green Bay Packers took the field for their first day back this season at Packer Training Camp.
Open practices will run through Wednesday, Aug. 23. During open practices, fans can watch players run through a variety of drills throughout separate training periods during the day.
This season brings fans the 78th annual public training camp tradition, where spectators are able to attend practices, watching and supporting their favorite players as the excitement and anticipation for the NFL season builds.
The team’s first pre-season game is scheduled for Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. in Cincinnati, where they face the Bengals.
All practices this season are scheduled to take place at Ray Nitschke Field, next to Lambeau.
If at any time during training camp there is inclement weather, fans can expect the practices to be moved inside the Don Hutchson Center and to be closed to the public due to limited viewing space.
In addition to open practices for public viewing, the Packers are also hosting a Family Night at Lambeau on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Along with the completion of a full practice, — which will begin at 7:30 p.m. — the night will also include a game day atmosphere full of giveaways, promotions, music and fireworks.
Tickets will be available for purchase through TicketMaster for $10 beginning on Thursday, June 29.
Green Bay will continue to prepare to host their first home game of preseason on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. against the New England Patriots.
Training camp will encompass three preseason games before the Packers head into their regular season.
The team’s regular season opener will be on Sunday, Sept. 10 against the Chicago Bears at 3:25 p.m. at Soldier Field.
The Packers first regular season home game will take place on Sunday, Sept. 24 against the New Orleans Saints at 12 p.m.