Football season starts Saturday in Green Bay

Robert Zizzo
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Green Bay Packers linebacker Sam Barrington rides to training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field.

For the 90 Green Bay Packers and the thousands of fans who show up to watch them practice, the season starts Saturday.

The Packers will conduct the first of their 17 scheduled open training camp practices at 8:20 a.m. Saturday at Ray Nitschke Field.

The first six practices — Saturday through Monday, and next Wednesday through Friday — start at 8:20 a.m. Then, they shift to mostly midday or evening starts.

The two evening practices are Aug. 2, when Family Night at Lambeau Field will start at 6:25 p.m., and Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

The 17 public practices are down from 19 last year, but they'll again have 10 open practices before the preseason opener Aug. 9 at Tennessee. There are only two open practices before the second preseason game, Aug. 16 at St. Louis.

The final two preseason games are at Lambeau Field: Aug. 22 vs. Oakland and Aug. 28 vs. Kansas City. The final public practice is scheduled for Aug. 27.

If inclement weather or other factors force the team to practice indoors, those will be closed to the public and held at the Don Hutson Center.

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