Packers 2021 Training Camp schedule set, kicks off July 28
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday, July 6, the scheduled for 2021 Packers Training Camp -- and practices will be open to the public!
According to a news release from the team, practices are scheduled to take place at Ray Nitschke Field and Packers Family Night will be at Lambeau Field. All practices that are open to the public will take place at 10:10 a.m.
Training camp, presented by Bellin Health, kicks off with a practice Wednesday, July 28 -- the first of four straight practices as part of the opening week (July 28-31).
The Packers will open the second week with three open practices (Aug. 2-3, 5), before Family Night takes place at Lambeau Field on Saturday, Aug. 7. Green Bay will have three open practices (Aug. 10-12) before the first preseason game on Aug. 14 against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay will finish off the open sessions of training camp with two joint practices (Aug. 18-19) with the New York Jets, before facing the Jets at Lambeau Field on Aug. 21.
The Packers go on the road for the third and final preseason game at the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 28.
The annual Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, is scheduled for Saturday evening, Aug. 7, at Lambeau Field. The format will be a full practice to accomplish the team's preparation goals for the regular season. The evening remains family-focused and will feature a game-like atmosphere with use of the video boards as well as gameday music and a fireworks show at the end of the night. The doors for the event will open at 5:20 p.m. and the team will be introduced on the field at 7:20 p.m. with practice starting at 7:30 p.m.
Green Bay's two home preseason games, presented by Bellin Health, are slated for Aug. 14, vs. Houston, and Aug. 21, vs. New York. The Packers' lone road preseason contest is at Buffalo on Aug. 28.
Important dates on the preseason calendar include:
- Friday, July 23 – Rookie players report
- Friday, July 23 – Packers 1K Kids Run, presented by Edvest, 6 p.m.
- Saturday, July 24 – Packers 5K Run/Walk, presented by Bellin Health, Lambeau Field, 8 a.m.
- Monday, July 26 – Packers Annual Meeting of Shareholders, 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, July 27 – Veteran players report
- Wednesday, July 28 – First practice, 10:10 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field
- Saturday, Aug. 7 – Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, Lambeau Field
- Thursday, Aug. 19 – Last practice open to public, 10:10 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field
The Packers will not be using their customary training-camp arrangements at St. Norbert College this summer due to protocols put in place by the NFL that has clubs maximizing use of their own facilities to mitigate exposure to the pandemic.
The Packers will use their facilities at Lambeau Field for their entire training-camp operations, including practice, meals and meetings. Housing arrangements are in the process of being finalized.
Prior to 2020, St. Norbert College had hosted the Packers for training camp since 1958, with players residing in an on-campus residence hall and eating dinner in the college's commons.