Fan Fest set for March 10-12

Tickets to be distributed via a random drawing

Packers Fan Fest, a popular event in its inaugural offering last year, is set to return March 10-12. The festival gives Packers fans a chance to meet many of their favorite Packers players, past and present, as well as the coaching staff and front office personnel.

Included among the highlights for this year's event are a Friday night Fan Fest kickoff event, autograph and photo sessions with past and current players and a tour through the team's spectacular locker room.

"We're very excited about the return of Fan Fest," said Packers Executive Vice President/COO John Jones. "Last year was a great experience for everyone who attended, as well as for the players and staff who participated. We look forward to again hosting the fantastic event in March at the Lambeau Field Atrium."

Fan Fest tickets, priced at $75 per person and good for all three days of the event, will be distributed via a random drawing to allow all fans an equal chance to obtain tickets. Last year, the event sold out in less than three hours. A line of fans began forming near the Lambeau Field ticket office at about 1 a.m., and phones were so busy the Packers' toll-free number shut down, blocking callers from getting through.

Many fans were angered that they were shut out from the chance to buy tickets for the three-day event.

Fans interested in entering the drawing are required to submit an application with payment, a process that can be completed online at www.packers.com. Fans without internet access can obtain an application from the Packers' ticket office, either in person or by calling (920) 569-7501.

Entries will be limited to one per household with winners allowed to purchase a maximum of six tickets. The application process begins Jan. 16 and ends Jan. 31, with online, in-person and faxed entries due by 5 p.m. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Jan. 31.

Selected applicants will have their payments processed and tickets mailed by Feb. 20. Applicants not selected will receive a notification letter and returned payment by Feb. 20.

Interested ticket buyers can apply any time during the Jan. 16-31 window – an early entry does not increase the chance of selection. Applying for tickets does not guarantee receiving tickets. Odds of being selected are dependant on the number of applications submitted.

The ticket includes, in addition to entrance to the three-day event, admission to the Packers Hall of Fame, a tour through the Packers locker room and automatic entry into a drawing for Fan Fest door prizes. Children 3-and-under enter free and do not require a ticket. Parking for the event is free.

A portion of Fan Fest proceeds will go to charity through the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

Fan Fest details are available online at www.packers.com. Further details, including player appearances, will be announced in the coming weeks.


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