'It's gonna be great:' Packers prepare for return of Family Night

NOW: ’It’s gonna be great:’ Packers prepare for return of Family Night

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- It's a big night in Green Bay Saturday as the Packers will host Family Night for the 20th season.

If you aren't making the trip, you can watch it all on CBS 58.

The Packers will hold an open practice in front of a packed house inside Lambeau. 

This will be a first time experience for a lot of Packers players, of course including the rookies.

Amari Rodgers will have a lot of eyes on him as one of the more exciting additions to the team.

The versatile offensive player could be used all over the field for the Packers.

"You can tell he's a coach's kid," said Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur. "He's got a great feel and sense of what's going on. We've thrown a lot at him. We're not holding back, I'm excited about where he can go."

Family Night had to take a year off last year because of COVID-19, so no one got to experience the special night at Lambeau. 

As much as fans have awaited a year for a return to normal, so have some Packers players who are still waiting for that true home field feeling. 

"I can't even imagine what it's like with a packed house on Family Night," said Jon Runyan, Packers second year offensive guard. 

It's a new experience for some of the youngest Packers on the roster. They've never had a chance to feel the impact of a capacity crowd at Lambeau. It will be a benefit for everyone on the team, even if it's just practice.

"It's gonna be great, from an intensity standpoint, to have the fans back in Lambeau," said Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur. "We have all missed that so much. It's gonna be great to feel that energy and that excitement."

We'll have the practice covered Saturday at 5, 9 and 10 p.m. on CBS 58.

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