Packers announce dates, kickoff times for preseason games

Vince Lombardi Statue Lambeau Field
The Vince Lombardi statue at Lambeau Field. WISC-TV/Channel3000.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Fans looking to make a trip to Lambeau Field this preseason now know when to book their tickets.

The Packers announced their preseason schedule Wednesday, featuring a rematch against the team that ended their playoff run last season.

The Green and Gold will head west on August 12 to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. CT. The team will return to Lambeau Field on August 19 when they play the New Orleans Saints starting at 7 p.m. CT. Prior to that game, the Packers will host the Saints for a joint practice in Green Bay.

The preseason wraps up in Missouri when the Packers lock horns with the Kansas City Chiefs starting at 7 p.m.

This will be the first time since 2015 that the Packers start the preseason on the road, and the third time in the last seven years that they’ve played a preseason matchup in the Golden State.

The August 19 game will be the Packers Give Back Game, which will benefit a local charity. That charity will be announced at a later date.

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The NFL unveiled the Packers’ regular-season schedule earlier this month, featuring a Week 1 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers will play one less game at Lambeau Field this year, due to their trip to London on October 9.