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Packers family night set for Aug. 4

(Published May 16, 2007, 9:16 a.m.)

The Green Bay Packers popular Family Nigh scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, the Packers announced Wednesday.

Tickets can be ordered beginning Saturday, June 16.

Perhaps the NFL's most popular scrimmage, the Packers sold every available seat in the stadium bowl for the 2004-06 editions.

This year's 'Family Night' will feature an intra-squad scrimmage between the Packers' offense and defense. Evening activities get under way in the stadium at 6 p.m., followed by on-field football drills at 6:30 and the scrimmage at approximately 7:30.

"We are excited to once again host families and fans of all ages at Family Night," Packers President/COO John Jones was quoted as saying in a news release.

"Now in its seventh year, Family Night is a great training camp tradition. Seeing our younger fans experience a game-like atmosphere in Lambeau Field is always a treat and we'll be welcoming fans from all over the state for the evening. It's a unique and exciting way for our fans to get a preview of the 2007 team."

Included in the evening's activities, per custom, will be the popular "Shirt Off Our Back," with approximately 20 jerseys - all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed scrimmage - to be given away in a random drawing, other entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show to conclude the night.

The event will be televised in Green Bay on WLUK-TV FOX 11, as well as on WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WMSN-TV in Madison, WFXS-TV in Wausau and WLAX-TV in La Crosse.

Tickets, priced again at $8, will go on sale Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. and may be purchased either in person, over the phone or via the Internet. A limit of eight tickets per purchase again will be in place this year for an initial sales period to allow more fans to have the chance to make a transaction. Parking for the evening will be free.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) 895-0071.

Fans planning to purchase tickets on the internet should log on to www.packers.com after 10 a.m. on June 16 for the direct link to order tickets.



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