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Packers to hold training camp at own facilities instead of St. NorbertSubmitted: 07/01/2020
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers will use their own facilities to host training camp this season instead of St. Norbert College, per release.

Players usually reside in an on-campus residence hall and eat together in the school's commons. That will not happen this year due to concerns about COVID-19 transmission.

St. Norbert has hosted the Packers every summer since 1958.




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