Packers training camp preview: Fans’ Guide to Camp

One summer perk for Packers fans: Admission to Green Bay's training camp practices is free. Plus, a Packer may just ride your bike to a camp practice.

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This is the last in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers’ July 26 start of camp.

Training camp practices in Green Bay are a big deal. There are plenty of traditions associated with it, as Packers fans from all over travel to get a glimpse of the team.

With 16 practices this year (plus one on Family Night) and two home preseason games, there will be many chances for fans to get a look at Green Bay’s 2014 roster before Week 1 of the regular season.

Below is a list of everything that Packers fans need to know before they make the trip — however far it may be — to one of the team’s training camp practices over the next five weeks.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

FEES, PARKING AND WHERE TO WATCH

Admission to Packers training camp practices is free. Fans can park in the Lambeau Field parking lots for no charge. Practices take place at Ray Nitschke Field, where seating is general admission and is on a first-come, first-served basis (2,000 seats total, plus standing room availability). The gates at Nitschke Field open 90 minutes before each practice. There are concession stands and bathrooms on site. Smoking is only permitted outside the gates and carry-ins are limited to small bags and coolers (no alcohol).

AUTOGRAPHS

Packers Positional Preview Series

For fans 12 and younger (called the Future Lambeau Leapers), meet-and-greet sessions with players will take place in the Don Hutson Center on select dates. Players will be in there for 20-30 minutes on July 26-July 28, July 30-31 and August 1.

Of course, young fans can always take advantage of the tradition of having players ride their bicycles from Lambeau Field over to Nitschke Field.

SOUVENIRS

There will be a Packers Pro Shop merchandise stand set up outside Nitschke Field.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The family night practice is on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6:25 p.m. Tickets were $10 and are sold out. If there is inclement weather, the football activities portion of the event could be cancelled.

WHILE YOU ARE THERE

The new Packers Pro Shop is open, but the Atrium area is still undergoing renovations. Tours of Lambeau Field remain available.

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