Packers Pre-Season Set

Lambeau matinees

The NFL released it's 2020 schedule just over a week ago and that included Pre-Season opponents.   Thursday, the Green Bay Packers firmed up the dates and times for this year's exhibition schedule and it will a have a matinee twist at home.

The Packers opener will be Saturday, August 15 against the Arizona Cardinals who are expected to spend the week prior to that game conducting joint training camp practices with the Pack.   The kickoff for the annual Bishop's Charities Game will be at 12 noon.   It's the first afternoon  kickoff at Lambeau Field since Green Bay hosted the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 Pre-Season finale at 3:00 PM.

Week two is also at home and again, in the afternoon as the Packers will host the Cleveland Browns with kickoff for the Gold Package, Midwest Shrine Game at 3:00 PM.

Green Bay will finish on the road, traveling to meet the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night, August 29.    It will be the 30th Pre-Season meeting with the Giants, most among any teams but the first since the two teams played in 1997 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

The final tuneup will be against the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, September 3 at Arrowhead Stadium.   This will mark the ninth Pre-Season meeting with the Chiefs since 2010.

Mark Daniels

I’ve got Green and Gold in my blood having grown up in Titletown and it’s been a treat watching and covering sports from the Packers to the preps for you in Green Bay for Midwest Communications.
As a kid, I chased Packer players for autographs, I’m still chasing ‘em now for quotes on the big play or big game. I’ve had the opportunity to cover Super Bowls, the World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA playoffs and major championship golf over the years but I get just as much enjoyment following the college scene at UWGB or St. Norbert, the Green Bay Gamblers and high school sports.
Our prep coverage was honored as the best of 2007 reinforcing our commitment to give these hard working boys and girls their due.
My work has also been recognized by the Associated Press and Wisconsin Broadcasters Association with several achievement awards.
Outside of the studio, off the field or away from the gym, I’ve had the pleasure of helping dozens of organizations over the years. I’ve served as race announcer and master of ceremonies at the Bellin Run almost from it’s beginning, spoken to various service clubs and hosted charity golf events or team banquets.
My wife Kari and I have raised two active children which has kept us involved in both school and club athletics for nearly 15 years. Chances are you’ll see me on a golf course when the weather’s nice. My roots are deep and that’s why I’m so enthusiastic about this area’s sporting scene, and as I often say, “Watching kids play games helps keep me young!”
Thanks for listening and see you at the game.