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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by TD, May 12, 2005.

  1. TD

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    My nephew is a Packers fan at 8 years old and from New England. We tried to convert him, but we haven't had success yet. I like the Pats, but I am open minded to learn about the Packers. I am planning on bringing him and my husband to the August game. We are looking at lower level endzone seats. So let me know if anyone has sat there and if they are good seats. Anyone been to the Brett Tailgate party? We are also looking for hotels in the area. So anyone with suggestions please let me know. We might fly into Chicago..how far is the drive to Green Bay area?

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    I would guess that would be about a 3-4hr drive from North Chicago to GB. It took about and hour and a half (maybe 2 hours) from Chicago to Milwaukee and another two hours from Milwaukee to GB. It's a straight shot, all interstate. I would suggest flying into Milwaukee or even GB.

    Glad to have you in the site TD.
     
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    Thanks

    My husband works for an airline, so Chicago is the best place for us to fly to receive a discounted on Airfare. I will look into GB flights.

    We were thinking of heading there a day or so early to check out the stadium. I think they offer tours.

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    Yeah one of the locals can jump in on the tours aspect. You are correct though, they sure do, I'm just not sure on the "when and where" of them. (You might try using the search feature of the site for "tours" or "stadium tours" etc, I know people have talked about them in the past.

    Totally understand the airline thing as well. There are few that fly into GB, more that fly into Milwaukee but tons into ORD or (scarey) Midway.
     
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    Hi Td from NH--I am PWT36 from DePere, Wi. just 4 miles from Lambeau. I am one of the locals who can help you with any Info you need about Lambeau Field& Green Bay. I noticed your posting yesterday morning and gathered some Info, which you need to know, if you are coming to G.B. I will do it in in a series of seperate posting as one would be too long. First of all G.B. is the smallest city in major league sports. That presents on big problem concerning hotel rooms. During the regular season season, the rooms are taken almost as soon as the Packer's home schedule is announce. it is not quite as bad as that for pre season games, but the problem is still there. When 70,000 people head for Lambeau Field( many come in from everywhere) into a City Metro area of 240.000, there are not enough hotels to take care of the demand. So some have to book rooms in surounding cities like Oshkosh, Appleton, Neenah, Sheboygan, Manitowoc and other smaller cities which are 1/2 hr to 1 hr driving time from G.B. on 4 lane I or State hiways. Tickets to pre season games are plentiful and are much more reasonably priced than regular season games, but Lambeau Field has been sold out since 1960. Tickets are only available through Ticket Brokers or from individual fans. Some advertise in The Green Bay Press Gazette either to buy tickets to go to the game or to sell tickets. Scalpers sell tickets to the game in certain area east of the stadium in front of old Arena just right across Oneida St from Lambeau. No one can sell tickets in Lambeau Field parking lot. I understandPolice are really going to enforce law and make them sell tickets in that area described above. Sometimes people will sell tickets for face value especially during Pre season when the ticket demand is low!! You should be able to get better seats than the End zone for rather good price for Patriots game, if it was packerswere playing the Vikings, Bears, or Cowboys during the regular season demand would be high. You would take what you can get and whatprice you can get it for. Look for my next posting on Hotels!!
     
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    Hi TD =-this PWT 36 again. With information on Hotels rooms. First of all since Hotels are in short supply in Green Bay during Packer home game weekends. The Hotels in the Green Bay area charge premium prices for their hotel rooms. A good resource I understand is : Brown County Regional Tourism Bureau. I think they are clearing house the hotels use for informing people of the hotel room vacancies. I have never had need to use this service, but have only heard about it. Phone number is: 888-867-3342. Sounds like toll free number. For some reason this doesn't work for you, let me know. I checked at the Bay Motel and Family Restaurant, which is just about less than a mile from Lambeau Field Friday afternoon. Reservations must be made at 888-775-7590. but they have web site but not to take reservations www.beymotelgreenbay.com. Bay Motel is triple A approved. The motel rooms are very clean and completely refurbished about 3 years ago including new A/c units. Room front parking, In room coffee, hair dryer and refrigerator. There is a full service restaurant attached with complete menu of food, family priced and serves from early in the morning to around 7-8 at night. Food is good. The rooms are very clean, The motel is 60's type of motel but you would never know it. It is not a great big 5 story ultra modern but it is mderately priced forPacker home game week end. They have but two rooms rooms left. The room would a double bed and fold down bed for your nephew. Room Cost is $90.40 a day.. Most the other big chain hotels would be $160-$170-$180 a day range. You can sleep at Bay just well as in those chain hotels for a lot less money. Start your room search imediately if the Bay has only two rooms left, the conditions could be the same at other hotels or worse. Try Brown Count Regional Tourism The next post will be tickets availability.
     
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    I am back again TD - Tickets as I said in first posting for that game should be no problem' don't settle for end zone ticket. Since Lambeau is still a one level bowl, all seats have a fine view ,if you are spending a lot cash to come to Lambeau shoot for best seat you can get. Regular seating in end zone and near the end zone is ticket face value is $55.00 and and $65.00 for anything near on on the 50 yard lne. As I said pre season games are less expensive. Buying tickets from fans is like bartering. They start high, you try to get it lower. however, it you want tickets before you leave home. Use a ticker Broker. I will give you three ticket brokers in Green Bay Area. Ticket King located just one block from lambeau. Email: www.theticketking.com--Phone number 800-992-7328--Schmitty's Tickets Combined Locks, Wi. near Green Bay 920-759-6266----Fox RiverTickets---Email:www.FoxRiversTicket.com---Phone 920-336-6500 . I will post some more info about Air travel to Green Bay and info about Lambeau field,City of Green BAy Tailgating, Tours etc tomorrow. P.S. buying tickets for Pre season packer games, each broker charges different prices.and sometime the cost goes down if the demand is low for the game you are interested in but will go up if the demand is high. Strange way of operating isn't it?
     
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    Hi TD-- This is PWT36 again-Info about Lambeau Field. It was completely renovated 3 years ago for $295M. The only remains from original is football Field and seating Bowl around it.. Everything else is new. The Atrium (five story building on the northside of Lambeau Field houses the Packer general offices, Players locker rooms weight oponet's locker rooms. Two Packer Pro Shops which all types of items with the Packer logo "G" or Green Bay Packers written on it- like sweat shirts, caps, jacket, shirts etc. Curly's Restaurant and sports bar, Hall of Fame Bar & Grill, Ice Cream Parlor, other fast Food Restaurants There are tours of Lambeau Field escorted by a tour guide Cost $7.00. A Packer hall of Fame tour which you can go through on your own. Cost $8.00. There are activities in Hall of Fame which your nephew can paticipate in. Plus see all the equipment the Packer used in the old days. There is a movie to watch. The Super Bowl trophies are on display in Packer Hall of Fame. The Atrium at Lambeau Field is open all year around. The Packers hold training sessions right across the street from Lambeau Field. There are bleechers to sit on & view the Packer practice sessions during Packer summer Training camp sessions. The Bleechers are located up close to the training field. You also can see the annual ritual between the boys of Green Bay and Packer players who ride the boy's bikes between Lambeau and training and back to Lambeau. Nothing like seeing -OG- Tauscher riding one of these small Bikes to and from the Lambeau to the practice Field two times a day during Summer Training camp. There are tables set up for some Green Bay Packer players to sign autographs after Practice near Lambeau Field. There is no Brett Farve tailgating. you must mean Brett Farve's Steak House located near lambeau. Don't forget to get to the game real early to see what is going on in the Lambeauparking lot around Lambeau Field.It is full of Packer Tailgaters. Packer fans know how to tailgate. you will have to see it, to believe it . Wear you colors, even if if they are Patriot colors or tell the Packer tailgaters that you are Packer fans from NH. They will probably Wine and dine you!! Packers fans are friendly, love to party and are generous. Next posting will be about Green Bay and about the Airport.
     
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    TD Green Bay Area attractions. Bay Beach Amusement park-Offering fun for the entire family features 16 rides, picnic shelters and beautiful Park pavilion built around 1920 where food is available. Cost of rides 20 cents. Yes, I said 20 cents!!I t is real popular place for families to bring their kids. Across the road is the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary This is 700-acre refuge features a nature education center, a woodland building with datime and nighttime forest animals, a grassland habitat, There are all kinds of Geese and duck around the ponds, that you can feed. E mail address: www.baybeachwildlife.com There is the Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay. Showing visitors the history of Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin . This 48 acre park features 25 historic and reconstructive buildings with constumed interpreters. Guests will enjoy hands on activities, the livstock program and historic garden. Email address: www.heritagehillgb.org National Railroad Museeum is located in Green Bay. This is one of the oldest and largest railroad railroad museums in the U.S. Exhibits include Union Pacific Big Boy and more than 70 pieces of railroad Equipment. Email address is www.nationalrrmuseum.org North Eastern Wisconsin-(NEW ZOO) just a few mile outside of G.B. Email:www.co.brown.wi.us/zoo/ Austrailian wallabies, lions,bison,raindeer, and peneguins along with variety of other animals delight visitors of all ages. Housed in Wisconsin Prairie. The animal are all housed in native habitat. A petting zoo provides hands on fun for children. As you can see, there is a lot more than the Packers in Green Bay Area. Oh yes, there is a Casino with 500 room Hotel located right across from the Airport, if you are into gambling. It is owned by the Oneida Indian tribe of Wi. It is first class. I haven't even mentioned the State of Wisconsin which is a vacation destination of many thousands of people every year. I will do that in the next posting. I hope I haven't overloaded you with Information. Let me know if you have any questions. I would like to suggest you spend more than a couple days in Wisconsin, you might like to spend a vacation here.
     
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    Thanks for the information.

    PWT36-Thanks you soooooo much for all your extremely helpful information. I appreciate you taking the time to list all information regarding tickets, hotels, etc..

    Thanks for all your hard work. I appreciate the information and we might need more than a few days.

    :D

    Thanks again,

    TD
     
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    TD. here is some info. about the the airport in Green Bay. it is about as good of airport as you will find in a city the size of Green Bay or better than many. Email address tap in :brown county airport or Bc airport@co.brown.wi.us There are 5 airlines landing at Austin Straubel International airport (official airport name)in Green Bay. It is operated by Brown County, of which Green Bay is the county seat. There are five airline using Austin Straubel airport. AA (American Airlines- American Eagle AA link to G.B.)-----DL (Delta) Comair (Delta's link to G.B.) N.W. Northwest lands its planes in G.B.-------UA (United--United Express(United's link to G.B.------YA (Midwest Express) Skyway is Midwest Express' link to G.B. There is a Restaurant, gift shops, three car rentals operate out of the airport and very nicely located on a four lane highway that can get you anywhere such as I43, Hiway 41 or Lambeau Field in short time.
     
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    TD--Glad you find my info helpful-Glad to help! By the way, Packer Country Tourism web site is: www.packercountry.com (they are the tourism organization for Green Bay. They informed me that there are still hotel rooms for all Packer games. I already gave you the phone number for hotel rooms availability in the hotel availability posting It is: 1-888-867-3342----If you find doing this trip to Green Bay is too much of a hassle. Here is the name of Packer Tour company called Packer Fan Tours. They do it all for you. It is: "recommended by the Green Bay Packers" and is located 1 mile from newly renovated Lambeau Field. Their email address is: packerfantours.com From their ad: Packer Tickets and tour packages All Lambeau Field games.. Experience the Titletown tradition. Game tickets- Endzone to 50 yard line----Hotel accomodations in Green BAy-----Tail gate party at Brett Farve's Steak House----Club seats, indoor and outdoors----Luxury Suites Entertainment packages---They will do it all for you---at a price!!
     
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    TD. Last in series of my posting of Info. you might be able to use in your planning of a trip to Green Bayand Wisconsin. As mentioned in an earlier posting you and your family might want to tie in a summer vacation in Wisconsin, since you investing money and time coming to Green Bay for a Packer game. To give you an idea how popular this state is for people to vacation in Wisconsin.Tourist spent $11.8 billion dollars in Wisconsin last year 2004. Green Bay/Brown County share was $474.99 million up 7.89% (increase has has a lot to due with The Packers and renovated Lambeau Field) Another unique vacation area is located 35 miles north of Green Bay on Wi. Hwy 57 North. It is is Door County (largest City in Door County is Sturgeon Bay (Population around 10,000) Email address: www. doorcounty.com From Welcome to Door County magazine: " With more state parks, lighthouses, and miles of shoreline than any county in the United States, this 75 mile peninsula combines prestine scenery with acclaimed performing arts, renowned art galleries and shops and pampering accommodations. million visitors like From Southern Door to Rock Island outdoor recreational opportunities abound, Eleven golf coarses, hundred miles of hiking and biking trails, dozens of beaches, horseback riding, camping. Hunt for treasures in one of a kind shops, galleries, museums & lighthouses." . There are three State parks in Door County. Peninsula State Park at Fish Creek, in my opinion is the best state park in Wisconsin. It has it's own golf coarse and beautiful beach for swimming called Nicolet Bay. --Now on to Wisconsin Dells. it is about 150 miles South west of Green Bay located on I 90,94 Email address: wisdells.com Phone number 1-800-223-3557 Thereare Water & Amusement parks at Wisconsin Dells. it is home to America's Largest indoor and outdoor waterparks with over 200 watersides. And amusement parks which offer roller coasters, multi level go Karts tracks and many different rides for kids, teens and adults. Many hotels and resorts have onsite water activiites. See the beauty of the Dells by water on a guilded leisure boat., or you can even take tours by land or water aboard an amphious W W II duck. There is much more to Wisconsin Dells than was describe in this posting. Those are just a few of the many places to vacation in Wisconsin. Two areas up in the northern part of the state we like are: Eagle River Area -Email address www.eagleriver.org and Minocqua area Email addrerss www.minocqua.org The whole northern part of Wisconsin has thousands of small lakes, Rivers, and forests. There are cottages and resorts that you can stay at. Of coarse, you can fish, swim, hike, camp at the many State and County parks up in Northern Wisconsin. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me by posting at this location on Packer Forum. I think I gave you Info. about everything, I could think of, that would give you a wonderful and successful trip to Green Bay and Wisconsin. Give me an update postings how things are progressing toward your trip and how things went at the conclusion of your trip.
     
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    TD. These are the up to date prices From Ticket King for the Patriots-Packers game on Fri. 8/28--End zone-corner -$75-----End Zone to 10 yard line-$85-----10 to 30 yard line- $105--- Between the 30's - $135. This is from Ticket King's Green Bay Packer 2005 Season---Price list---Updated April 15, 2005--All prices are subject to change without notice. Prices listed are price for groups of two tickets together. Groups of THREE or more seats together MAY CARRY A HIGHER COST PER TICKET!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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