Packers to begin OTA's

Open to public next week at Hinkle Field

Mike Clemens
May 14, 2019 - 5:37 pm

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Green Bay, WI - The Green Bay Packers announced on Tuesday that they will have three Organized Team Activities practices (OTA's) open to the public. 

Weather permitting, fans will be able to view the practices along the fence on Oneida Street outside the Clarke Hinkle Field,  on the west side of the indoor Don Hutson Center. If it rains, the team will move indoors to the Huston Center and it is unlikely you'll be allowed to view the practice. 

The dates are next Tuesday, May 21st, Wednesday, May 29th, and Tuesday June 4th. The practices will begin each day around 12:05pm. Parking in the Lambeau Field parking lot is suggested. You are allowed to bring a chair to watch from outside the fences. In a press release the team said there would be "standing room only" viewing allow along the sidewalk outside the practice field fence. No mention of bleachers being provided.

In the past some OTA sessions have been conducted on the Ray Nitschke Field, east of the Huston Center,  which includes easy parking and a long rows of bleacher seating. But the team says that field is under repairs and being prepared for training camp. 

The Packers also confirmed the team's mandatory Mini Camp is Tuesday June 11th - Thursday June 14th. No word if that is open to the public at all. 

The Packers annual shareholders meeting will take place on Wednesday July 24th. The players will report to training camp that day, and the first practice under new head coach Matt LaFleur will occur the following day, Thursday, July 25th, at a time to be announced 

In the photo above, you're looking north on Oneida Street. Parking is to the left by Lambeau Field. The Clarke Hinkle Field is in view on the right. 

At the rear of the photo is the Brown County Arena, which after 60 years of concerts, conventions, and Packers pep rallies, demolition will begin this month to make way for a new $93 million expo center. Photos of the white dome of the arena can be seen on the vary same field where Vince Lombardi's Packers practiced in the 1960's, with the arena in the background.