It may have taken two and a half weeks for the Green Bay Packers to sell all 75,000 tickets for the Packers Family Night scrimmage, but once again, it proves why the Packers and their fans are the best combination in all of professional sports. Seriously, what other NFL organization sells out an intrasquad scrimmage for the seventh time in 13 years?
Packers Family Night is an annual event in which the organization puts on a scrimmage at legendary Lambeau Field for the loyal fan base. There are also other various activities, including a picnic, fireworks and jersey giveaways. It is a way for the organization to give back to their fans and community in a fun-filled night to kick off the season. It is also a way for families who are unable to obtain tickets to games during the regular season to get an in-person glimpse of their favorite football team.
Green Bay will give away a portion of the proceeds from the Packers Family Night to a charity of their choosing. Also, net proceeds from the $5 parking will go to the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program.
The fact that Green Bay is able to do this, and the fans are willing to come out in large numbers, is quite impressive. Other organizations may do something similar to Packers Family Night, but no one sells out the stadium.
The scrimmage will occur on Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. with activities taking place before and afterwards. It will also be televised on local television in Wisconsin for anyone in the area who was unable to purchase a ticket.