Scheduled to appear: Andrew Quarless and Casey Hayward
Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to Chicago a day early with a free Packers Everywhere Pep Rally. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will take part in the pre-gameday excitement by greeting fans and participating in a Q-and-A session with Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of the Packers. Packers alumni Mark Chmura and Don Beebe will also be at the rally to socialize with fans, sign autographs and discuss their thoughts on the next day’s game against the Bears. A round-table discussion with Packers.com writers Vic Ketchman, Mike Spofford and the audience will conclude the event.
Ray Nitschke Field, opened in 2009, has been a great addition to the training camp experience. The facility, named in honor of the Hall of Fame linebacker, offers the football team a state-of-the-art practice field and fans a safer, more enjoyable experience taking in practice.
The Packers' outdoor practice fields, both Nitschke Field and Clarke Hinkle Field, were formally named to honor the Packers greats in July 1997 by former Packers General Manager Ron Wolf. Hinkle Field is the team's original, long-established practice field along South Oneida Street, in use since 1958. The team's indoor facility, the Don Hutson Center, was named in honor of the legendary end and was dedicated in July 1994, at a ceremony presided over by the then 81-year-old Hutson himself.
Among the most noteworthy components of Nitschke Field are the new permanent seating structure for approximately 1,500 fans on the field's east side, a 170-yard natural grass field incorporated with DD GrassMaster, the same surface featured on Lambeau Field and Clarke Hinkle Field, a heated portion of the playing field for late-season practices and permanent lighting for night practices.
Gates will open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled practice time and will close 30 minutes after the completion of practice. Concessions will be available for purchase. Carry-ins are permitted, but items such as coolers must be personal in size and not exceed a reasonable amount of space. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited inside the facility.
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