Packers Reduce Amount of Training Camp Practices Open to the Public

Training camp opens on Saturday July 26 with an 8:20 a.m. practice time.

The Green Bay Packers will hold 17 training camp practices open to the public in 2014 down from 20 the previous season.

Training camp kicks off with an 8:20 a.m. session on Saturday July 26, the first of six straight practices with the same early start time.

The annual Packers Family Night held inside Lambeau Field will be held Saturday Aug. 26 starting at 6:25 p.m.

Four practices will not be open to the public, each held before one of the team's preason games, making for 21 practices total.

The rest of the Packers training camp schedule, released on Friday, is as follows:

Saturday, July 26 8:20 a.m.

Sunday, July 27 8:20 a.m.

Monday, July 28 8:20 a.m.

Tuesday, July 29 NO PRACTICE

Wednesday, July 30 8:20 a.m.

Thursday, July 31 8:20 a.m.

Friday, August 1 8:20 a.m.

Saturday, August 2 Family Night 6:25 p.m.

Sunday, August 3 NO PRACTICE

Monday, August 4 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 5 12 p.m.

Wednesday, August 6 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, August 7 NO PRACTICE

Friday, August 8 NO PUBLIC PRACTICE

Saturday, August 9 at Tennessee Titans - 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 10 NO PRACTICE

Monday, August 11 NO PUBLIC PRACTICE

Tuesday, August 12 12 p.m.

Wednesday, August 13 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, August 14 NO PRACTICE

Friday, August 15 NO PUBLIC PRACTICE

Saturday, August 16 at St. Louis Rams - 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 17 NO PRACTICE

Monday, August 18 12 p.m.

Tuesday, August 19 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, August 20 NO PRACTICE

Thursday, August 21 10:15 a.m.

Friday, August 22 OAKLAND RAIDERS - 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 23 NO PRACTICE

Sunday, August 24 NO PUBLIC PRACTICE

Monday, August 25 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, August 26 NO PRACTICE

Wednesday, August 27 10:15 a.m.

Thursday, August 28 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - 6 p.m.

According to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and a 2010 study by AECOM, training camp, along with Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health, will attract approximately 90,000 visitors from across the nation and as many as 20 foreign countries. With an economic total impact estimated at approximately $9 million, training camp is a financial boost to many area businesses.

This marks Green Bay's 69th 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.

Photo: Defensive lineman Letroy Guion stretches during a recent Packers practice by Benny Sieu—USA TODAY Sports.

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June 21, 2014 at 01:04 am

5 weeks no football :(

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