The Packers today announced the activities available for fans to enjoy next to Ray Nitschke Field and in the Tundra Tailgate Zone during 2015 Packers Training Camp, presented by Bellin Health. Kicking off on Thursday, July 30, a variety of Packers partners will host activities for fans to participate in while they watch practice.
The American Family Insurance DreamZone, an interactive area in the Tundra Tailgate Zone, will feature activities during the first week of training camp (July 31-Aug. 8), including punting and field goal challenges, football toss, tire runs, dress up wall photo booth and a Lambeau Leap area. Fans can also enjoy interactive pylons with Packers trivia and word play, as well as community walls, which ask dream-related questions with a nod to football/Packers and prompt people to walk around the space and write answers on the walls. The area will feature inspirational and engaging activities centered on the pursuit of dreams.
Centered on the Packers tradition of players riding kids’ bikes to practice every day during training camp, American Family Insurance DreamDrive will again feature five custom, three-wheeler “Dream Cycle” bikes, which kids and Packers players can ride together.
Other training camp highlights will include:
- Chevy Packers Mobile Tour, on Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. to noon, will include game stations, classic video reels and a photo booth. Fans can enter their photos into the Chevy Packers Fan of the Week promotion and also register for a chance to win a brand new Chevrolet vehicle in the Packers Ultimate Fan Sweepstakes at www.chevypackersexperience.com. Fans who stop by and learn about the Chevy lineup could also win some Chevy and Packers swag.
- Bellin Health Bike Safety Rodeo in the Lambeau Field parking lot, featuring a free bike helmet giveaway to the first 800 participants, as well as helmet-fitting and law enforcement safety courses on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Chili’s Carnival on Aug. 6 will have fun activities for kids and adults including a dunk tank, quarterback toss, snow cone machine and opportunities to win prizes.
- Kemps 53-foot Moooseum rolls into Packers Training Camp showcasing Kemps’ history, dairy history and detailing how Kemps ice cream is made. The trailer also includes interactive activities and contains nostalgic memorabilia for fans of all ages to enjoy. Finally, fans can participate in a Packers Football Toss game and sample new Kemps ice cream flavors on Aug. 7, from 7 a.m. to noon.
- PGA of America will give fans the opportunity to test their golf skills. A putting green, hitting bay and performance center with swing analysis will be on-site, as well as a photo opportunity for fans on Aug. 7.
- McDonald’s Family Fun Zone on Aug. 10, from 10:45a.m. to 3:15 p.m., will offer fans chances to test their field goal kicking abilities, create works of art on the Giant Happy Meal Boxes and win prizes, all while sampling Strawberry or Strawberry Banana Go-GURT.
The Lambeau Field Atrium also offers plenty to see during training camp, including the Packers Pro Shop, as well as three Lambeau Field Stadium Tours options, from classic to extended tours. For more information on Stadium Tours, please visit packers.com/lambeau-field/stadium-tours.html. The recently-opened Atrium restaurant, 1919 Kitchen & Tap, will also be open during training camp each day, beginning at 11 a.m. The gastropub offers a menu full of new takes on old favorites, with nods to Packers history. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.1919kitchenandtap.com.
Visitors also can take advantage of the G-Line bus route, which offers free rides between Lambeau Field and downtown Green Bay every 30 minutes.
This marks Green Bay's 70th training camp, a tradition that began in 1946 under Curly Lambeau. 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.
Full descriptions of the fan activities can be found here: www.packers.com/trainingcamp. The entire training camp schedule is available online at www.packers.com.