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Packers 2014 Training Camp Guide: Where to Park, Where to Eat, Where to Drink, and More

In our training camp guide, we cover all the essential pieces of information for anyone visiting Packers' practice this summer.

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Well, it's finally here. Summer vacation is over everyone, and football is finally back. The Green Bay Packers have moved into St. Norbert's, as Training Camp for the 2014 season will begin bright and early Saturday morning (8:20 a.m.) in Green Bay at Ray Nitschke Field. We want to make this upcoming season as comfortable as possible for everyone, so we're providing you with a guide (or awesome page of reference) for camp this year that provides an overview for the general inquires you might have while attending.

Click the link at the right to find the full schedule of practice dates for camp this year, along with the team's four preseason games. All practices will be held outside on Ray Nitschke Field unless weather or poor field conditions permits. If that is the case, the team moves inside to the Don Hutson Center where there is no access for fans. The gates will open 90 minutes prior to scheduled practice time and will close 30 minutes after the conclusion.

If you're planning a trip for the first few days, keep in mind the early practice times for the first weekend's practices:

Saturday, July 26: 8:20 a.m.
Sunday, July 27: 8:20 a.m.
Monday, July 28: 8:20 a.m.

Now, here's our training camp primer, which should provide you with anything you might need to know if you're a first-time visitor to Packers training camp.


Ha, don't be silly. The Packers do not charge for admission to training camp. Instead of charging, they actually give you stuff! Like Clay Matthews or B.J. Raji handheld fans for when it's hot.

When/Where's the best place to get autographs?

The best place to get autographs is immediately after practice when players are leaving the gates (this is the same time players get on bicycles with children as they head towards Lambeau Field). Usually, before players head out down the street, they stop for a second and sign items for fans that are outside waiting. Players don't sign autographs during practice, of course, so please warn your children and tell them not to ask Randall Cobb to sign their football after he gets done running a route.

When is the best day to go?

Any day is the best day to go honestly. When I attended OTA's and minicamp, there were people stopping by on their lunch breaks to watch. I certainly want to say that most people enjoy the first day of camp (Saturday) because it's their first dose of football in over a month. The last week of practice is definitely a time to go since the competitions really start to heat up. If you can find tickets (since it's already sold out), Family Night is always wonderful. If you have kids, bring them, they'll love and enjoy it.

What about parking?

Parking is very simple for training camp. Ray Nitschke Field does have a parking lot directly behind the stands, but those fill up in a heartbeat. Click here to see what the lot looks like via Google Maps. Most people park right down the street at Lambeau for free and just make the walk down the block. It's really convenient and you won't have to pay a dime.

Can you take pictures/video?

Pictures (including selfies with the field right behind you)? Yes. Videos? No. According the Packers official team website, they state:

"Video recording devices (including cell phones as recording devices) and still cameras with lenses more than 12 inches long are prohibited at practice. Fans are welcome to use still photo camera (with lenses less than 12 inches in length) for your personal enjoyment. Commercial use of any photos taken at practice is prohibited."

Where can you eat?

The concession stands (water, soft drinks, hot dogs, popcorn, chips, peanuts, etc.) will be open during practice, but in case you don't want stadium-type food, here is a list of places close by where you can eat that are family friendly. (I'm not a resident of Green Bay, so if any readers have additional places to recommend, or if any of the particular locations for the restaurants I listed are bad, please mention it in the comments.)

Old Chicago
2495 S Oneida St
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-1112

This place has some underrated pizza in my opinion. It looks like more of a bar honestly, but don't shy away from getting a group together to share a pie.

Noodles & Company
2665 S Oneida St
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 490-8600

Noodles doesn't have a real fast-food type taste, so they're a slight step up in price. The food is pretty delicious and if the weather is nice, sit outside on the patio.

909 Hansen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 405-0735

Cheese curds. Butterburgers. Frozen custard. Concrete mixers. Wisconsin. It's a no-brainer for people traveling from far away for camp.

Where can you drink?

If you're looking for a few drinks as well as some grub before or after practice, check out these spots:

Stadium View Bar & Grill
1963 Holmgren Way
(920) 498-1989

Located just a block or two from the practice field (in the opposite direction from Lambeau), the Stadium View is one of the top tailgating spots in the area and will be a lively spot during camp.

Anduzzi's Sports Club
1992 Holmgren Way
(920) 965-1111

Like the Stadium View across the street, Anduzzi's is a traditional sports bar that will likely fill up with Packers fans while you're around. Especially for the evening practices, this will be one of the more happening places.

Green Bay Distillery
835 Potts Avenue
(920) 393-4403

If you're not a beer fan but are into local, small-batch liquor, this microdistillery is a good bet, and has pretty solid food as well.

Finally, if you're a craft beer fan and don't mind driving a short distance, both Titletown Brewing Company and Hinterland Brewery have brewpubs about a three-mile drive from Lambeau Field.

Other notes

-Like always, the Packers will have a merchandise trailer out during practice for fans to purchase items as well.

-If you have a pet, you cannot bring them with you unless he or she is a service animal.

-If you bring either a bike or baby stroller to practice, you are allowed to set them along the brick wall outside the gates, but the Packers are not responsible if you lose them. Space is going to be tight, so security will probably ask you to place them along the wall if you still decide to bring them.

-No alcohol at practice, people.

Feel free to ask any further questions you may have in the comments below. APC will be in attendance during camp as much as we can, and we look forward to seeing a lot of you who can make it out there.