By St. Norbert College
The Green Bay Packers will be settling in to their home away from home next Tuesday, July 25. It will mark the 60th year the Packers have held their summer training camp at St. Norbert College. It is the longest such relationship between a pro football team and a college in the NFL.
Then-president of the Packers, Russ Bogda, and then-head coach Lyle Blackburn first approached St. Norbert College in the spring of 1957. At the time, the Packers were headquartering at UW-Stevens Point. In the summer of 1958, Coach Scooter McClean and his staff brought the Packers to the St. Norbert campus’ Frank J. Sensenbrenner Residence Hall, to various classrooms for training sessions, and to the dining facilities on the river bank. Over the 60 years, the string of successive summers at St. Norbert College has never been broken.
The Packers will begin moving into their St. Norbert College rooms on Tuesday, July 25, and will move out mid-August.
The college doesn’t host any on-field activities, but it does serve as the team base for all living arrangements, transportation and meals, including dinner and snack.
For a complete rundown of the Packers practice schedule and more go to http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/training-camp/st-norbert-college.html.