Category: Packer Reports

Packers Family Night Moves To Sunday

Green Bay – – The Packers announed today the annual "Family Night" team scrimmage inside Lambeau Field will be Sunday night, August 3rd.

It's the first time in 8-year history of the intra-squad scrimmage the event is being held on a Sunday night, instead of a Saturday night, which could be tough for many fans who have to drive home for work the next day. It also could take a bite out of Green Bay hotel bookings.

A team spokesperson says since the Packers first pre-season game is on Monday August 11th, by NFL rules, their training camp must start one day later, meaning Mike McCarthy had to shift his entire August schedule ahead by one day.

Tickets go on sale June 14th. $8.00 per ticket. A great time, with fantastic fireworks shot off the Lambeau Field top floor afterwards.



The Packers OTA's begin today. OTA stands for Organized Team Activities. They are voluntary workouts, and are limited in the amount of contact work the players are subjected to. They only wear helmets, jerseys, and shorts, no pads.

A coach can have up to 14 OTA practices. Mike McCarthy has his spread out over a 4 week period. McCarthy expected veteran Brett Favre to attend 10 out of 14 of the sessions last year, so consider that a guide when dealing with Charles Woodson, Al Harris, or Donald Driver.

This Wednesday's session will be open to the public, 11:15am, weather permitting.


Practices begin at 11:15am on the Ray Nitschke Field, an open air field surrounded by a green chain-link fence, located behind the Don Huston Indoor Center, and across the street from Lambeau Field.

OTA sessions open to public: Weds, May 21; Thurs, May 29; Weds, June 4; and Weds, June 11. All from around 11:15am to 1pm.

If it rains, the team will move indoors and you will not be able to see the workout session (although a couple of times they opened up the doors and let a few folks in for a few minutes in the past. Plan at your own risk).

– Mike Clemens 



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