Family Night Update

More than 32,000 tickets have been sold for the third annual "Packers Family Night to be held in Lambeau Field Saturday night, Aug. 4, according to the Packers.

The family-oriented event will be highlighted by the team's annual intrasquad scrimmage, which will be followed by an on-field question and answer session with GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman.

The evening's agenda also will include a giveaway of players' jerseys, which has become a popular "Family Night" tradition, and a fireworks display as a colorful conclusion to the evening's proceedings.

Tickets cost $6 apiece, and parking again will be free.

Stadium gates are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m., with pre-scrimmage programming to feature showing of the Packers' 2001 highlight film, "A Strong Finish and A Bright Future."

The team will take to Lambeau Field at 8 o'clock for warm-ups and stretching. The players then will proceed through agility and 7-on-7 drills in preparation for the controlled scrimmage. In the previous two years, the Packers have run about 60 to 70 plays from scrimmage.

A fireworks display will conclude the evening.

Last year's Family Night drew a crowd of 50,240 fans, following a turnout of 46,420 for the first "Family Night" in 1999.

Up to and including the day of the scrimmage, tickets may be purchased in person over the telephone. In-person sales are being conducted at a number of locations, including the Packers ticket office at Lambeau Field, the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena box office and all Ticket Star outlets.

Area Ticket Star outlets include Cub Foods in Appleton, Copps Food Center in Manitowoc and Curry's Foods in Marinette.

Telephone sales can be executed by calling 920/494-3401 in Green Bay, or toll-free at 800/895-0071.

The event will be televised in Green Bay on WLUK-TV Fox 11, as well as throughout the state of Wisconsin on associated Fox stations, beginning at 7 p.m. with special, pre-scrimmage programming. The three-hour telecast will be hosted by Drew Smith and the Fox 11 Sports staff.

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