Packers Tailgate Tour headed for Escanaba

The Green Bay Packers won’t report to training camp until mid-July, but U.P. fans will have chance to meet some of their favorite players during the team’s week-long Tailgate Tour.

Escanaba will kick off the festivities on Tuesday, April 15th with a Packer-sized party at the Island Resort and Casino. Some of the celebrities in attendance will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, Cornerback Jarrett Bush, Linebacker Brad Jones, Placekicker Mason Crosby, and Hall of Famer James Lofton.

The tailgate party starts at 6 p.m. and will include food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions, and plenty of autographs. Tickets are still available for $30 with the proceeds going to benefit Lakestate Industries. General admission tickets are also available for $5.

The 9th Annual Tour will swing through Ironwood the following day, before heading back to Wisconsin for three more stops. For more information visit