Green Bay Tourism Bureau Cautiously Optimistic

6/14/11 – Tourist businesses in Green Bay are getting a little nervous as the N-F-L lockout continues with training camp just a month-and-a-half away. Fred Monique of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce says a number of people take their vacations at Packer Camp – and it would be a big blow to the community if it’s not held on time. Aecom Technical Services said an estimated 34-thousand people went to the Packers’ training camp in 2009, not including the annual Family Night at Lambeau Field. The total economic impact was almost seven-and-a-half million dollars. The study said over 80-percent of training camp visitors come from outside Brown County – and their average stay is almost two days. The N-F-L owners’ lockout is heading into its fourth month – and it’s got training camp hosts throughout the league on edge, as well as fans. The Packers have scheduled this year’s Family Night for Saturday, August sixth – but only if the lockout is over and camp’s going on by then.