Family Night set for Aug. 5

The Green Bay Packers today scheduled its annual "Family Night" at Lambeau Field for Saturday, Aug. 5. The popular scrimmage sold every available seat in the stadium bowl for the 2004 and 2005 scrimmages.

Last year, the Packers scrimmaged against the Buffalo Bills, but this year the intra-squad scrimmage will be between the Packers' offense and defense. Evening activities get under way at 6 p.m. on the field, with the scrimmage to begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.

"We'll be welcoming fans and families from around the state once again to experience a special game-like evening in Lambeau Field," said Packers President/COO John Jones. "It has become a great summer tradition during training camp and it's always a thrill to see the younger fans watch their favorite Packers play on Lambeau."

Included in the evening's activities, per custom, will be the popular "Shirt Off Our Back," with approximately 20 jerseys – all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed scrimmage – to be given away in a random drawing, other entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show to conclude the night.

The event drew 62,492 fans in 2005, 60,217 in 2004, 48,898 in 2001, 50,240 in 2000 and 46,420 in 1999. ‘Family Night' did not take place for two years (2002-03) during Lambeau Field's redevelopment.

Tickets, priced again at $8, will go on sale Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. and may be purchased either in person, over the phone or via the Internet. A limit of eight tickets per purchase has been implemented this year for an initial sales period to allow more fans to have the chance to make a transaction.

A group ticket program (minimum of 50 tickets) has been established as well, to continue to accommodate the groups that have regularly attended the event since its inception. A group order application form is available online at www.packers.com, in person at the Packers ticket office or can be requested to be faxed by calling (920) 569-7501. Group ticket orders are restricted to approved groups and organizations, and are to be used for the sole purpose of accommodating a group or organizational outing. Resale is prohibited.

Space is limited for group orders and all requests must be received by June 13, 2006. Orders will be filled in the sequence received. Groups will be seated together in the same vicinity.

For non-group purchases, in-person sales will be conducted at a number of locations, including the Packers ticket office at Lambeau Field, the Resch Center box office and all TicketStar outlets. Area TicketStar outlets include Oneida Casino Concierge Desk, Cub Foods in Appleton, Curry's Foods in Marinette, Dr. Freuds in Manitowoc and Festival Foods in Oshkosh.

Over the telephone, tickets can be purchased by calling (920) 494-3401 in Green Bay, or toll free, (800) 895-0071, from any other location.

Fans planning to purchase tickets on the Internet should log on to www.packers.com after 10 a.m. on June 17 for the direct link to order tickets.

Parking for the evening will be $5, with net proceeds going to the Green Bay Packers Foundation to be dispersed to area and state charities through its annual grant program.

The event will be televised in Green Bay on WLUK-TV FOX 11, as well as on WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WMSN-TV in Madison, WFXS in Wausau and WLAX in La Crosse.


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