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Packers to welcome fans at full capacity for games, events


Story By Maya Reese
Regional Sports Published 06/10/2021 4:58PM
Green Bay - The Green Bay Packers Thursday confirmed plans to host fans at full capacity at games and various events this summer and fall, including the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Training Camp and Family Night.

Fans who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks, but the organization will continue to ask guests who are unvaccinated to follow CDC guidelines by wearing masks. Proof of vaccination will not be required.

"The Packers are planning for the season and the various activities that annually help all of us get excited for the return of football," Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said. "We continue to encourage individuals to follow CDC recommendations, including getting vaccinated, as it greatly reduces risk of viral infection and transmission in fully vaccinated individuals. We look forward to once again experiencing the incredible atmosphere our fans provide at training camp, games and events."

While the schedule for Packers Training Camp is still being finalized, fans can mark their calendars for several upcoming events:

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders is set for 11 a.m. on Monday, July 26. The event will be held in Lambeau Field, rain or shine. Further information about the meeting can be found at packers.com/community/shareholders.
The Packers 5K Run/Walk, presented by Bellin Health will return this year on Saturday, July 24, with a computer-timed run highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The Packers also will continue the tradition of hosting a 1K Kids Run, presented by Polaris on Friday, July 23. Fans can register for both events at runsignup.com/Race/WI/GreenBay/GreenBayPackers5KRunWalk.

Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health is set for Saturday, Aug. 7. More information about this event will be announced soon, including the on-sale date for tickets and details about accompanying festivities.

Packers Training Camp, presented by Bellin Health, will begin the last week of July, with dates and times to be announced soon. The organization expects fans to be permitted to attend practices, but some elements of the traditional Training Camp experience may be different than in previous years due to possible changes in protocols established by the NFL and NFL Players Association. As Training Camp approaches, more information will be shared so fans know what to expect before they come to practice.

Additionally, the Lambeau Field Atrium has resumed regular hours, with the Packers Pro Shop now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The Packers Hall of Fame is also now open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Lambeau Field Stadium Tours also are back in action, with Classic Tours now being offered and more tour options available in the coming weeks. Fans can visit packershofandtours.com to purchase tour tickets.

Signage at Lambeau Field and at Packers events will remind guests that the CDC recommends mask wearing for those who are not fully vaccinated. Signage also will direct guests to current CDC information which includes descriptions of settings that may be experienced at Packers games and events, including crowded outdoor and indoor areas, indoor seating areas, and crowded concession and restroom lines (outdoor and indoor).

The CDC states, "CDC cannot provide the specifi­c risk level for every activity in every community. It is important to consider your own personal situation and the risk to you, your family, and your community before venturing out."

"As you make plans to attend Packers events and other large-scale events in the community, know your best protection is to be fully vaccinated," said Anna Destree, Brown County Public Health Officer. "If you're not fully vaccinated, continue to wear a mask and know the risk levels in different settings."

"Vaccination is a powerful tool to help protect us as individuals and get us back to the activities we enjoy as a community," said Dr. Michael Landrum, infectious disease specialist with Bellin Health. "It is the key to our continued return to normal — and the more of us who get the shot, the quicker and more complete that return will be."
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