The Packers will open the preseason in Cleveland. The date and time of the game have yet to be determined but it will be played on a date between Aug. 11-15. It’ll be Green Bay’s first preseason trip to Cleveland since 2003. The Browns won, 27-24, at Lambeau Field in last year’s preseason.
Arizona will help the Packers open Lambeau Field for the 2011 season, when the Cardinals visit Green Bay in game two of the preseason, to be played on a date between Aug. 18-22. It’s expected this game will be a “Gold” ticket package game
Kansas City will close the preseason at Lambeau Field on either Sept. 1 or 2. It’ll mark the second straight year the teams have met in the preseason finale. The Packers last hosted the Chiefs in a preseason contest in Green Bay in 1992. The Chiefs beat the Packers, 17-13, at Arrowhead Stadium in the 2010 preseason.
The Kansas City game also marks the 51st annual “Bishop’s Charities Game,” a charitable contest initiated in 1961 by Vince Lombardi and the Diocese of Green Bay that has raised more than $3.4 million to date.
The one game for which the date and time are set is a rematch of the Packers-Colts clash, won by the Packers, 59-24, that was nationally televised last summer. It will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m., and it will be nationally televised by CBS.
So yes, its basically the same preseason as last year, with the venues switched around. The one new preseason opponent is the Cardinals.
UPDATE: While the Packers have kept most of the dates open, the NFL has actuall dates on their schedule.
August 13th vs Cleveland
August 20th vs Arizona
August 26th vs Indianapolis
September 1st vs Kansas City