Meet me at Fan Fest 2009!

Hey, all – I’ll be at Fan Fest again this season, and I look forward to meeting more of the greatest fans on the planet. Check the details below, and I hope to meet you there!

Tickets for the fifth annual Packers Fan Fest are on sale now.

The event, which gathers Packers fans with their favorite past and present players, returns to the Lambeau Field Atrium March 13-14. On Friday, March 13, doors will open at 3 p.m., with a kickoff event at 4 p.m. and programming until 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 14, Fan Fest doors will open at 8:30 a.m., with programming from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Among the players scheduled to participate in the fifth annual event are Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, Donald Driver, Aaron Kampman and Al Harris. The weekend again includes a Friday Fan Fest kickoff event, autograph sessions and a tour through the team’s locker room.

Tickets, priced again at $85 per person, can be purchased through Ticketmaster online, over the phone and in person. Ticketmaster fees will apply. Children 6-and-under enter free with a ticketed adult and do not require a ticket.

A direct link to online ticket sales information can be found at http://www.packers.com.

Over the phone, tickets can be purchased by calling toll free at 800/745-3000. The toll-free Ticketmaster Express number, 866/448-7849, also can be used. It is a self-service information line utilizing an automated system. A TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) number also is available at 877/474-4TDD.

In-person sales will be conducted at a number of Ticketmaster locations, including Boston Store locations in Brookfield, Glendale, Greendale, Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and Wauwatosa. Other in-person locations are Younkers in Green Bay, Macy’s in Appleton and the Milwaukee Theatre.

The Packers’ ticket office at Lambeau Field also is an option for in-person purchases.

A total of 3,500 tickets will be available and will be sold first-come, first-served. Because of Ticketmaster’s ability to handle large numbers of simultaneous requests, the ticket application/random drawing system utilized in past years no longer will be needed. A limit of six tickets per transaction remains in place.

The ticket includes, in addition to entrance to the two-day event, admission to the Packers Hall of Fame and a tour through the Packers locker room. Parking for the event is free.

Fan Fest lodging available at Airport Wingate by Wyndham: The first 25 fans who book a two-night hotel package at the Airport Wingate by Wyndham in Green Bay for March 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2009, will receive their room plus two Packers Fan Fest tickets. The package price for two adults is $499 plus tax which includes the two Fan Fest Tickets worth $170. Packages must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. A maximum of three rooms may be booked per person. The Airport Wingate by Wyndham can be called at 920/617-2000 to make reservations.

Fan Fest presenting sponsors are Chevrolet and Goodwill Industries. Other sponsors include Citgo, Prodege, Smiles and the Wingate Inn. Additional Fan Fest details, with more to be announced, are available online at http://www.packers.com.

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