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Getting visitors from Packers training camp to Downtown Green Bay

Cassandra Duvall

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Getting visitors from Packers training camp to Downtown Green Bay

CREATED Jul. 26, 2013

GREEN BAY - Visitors are packing into Titletown all weekend for events surrounding Packers training camp, but there's one area of the city businesses are hoping to sell to those looking for more to do.

“They wonder, where's downtown Green Bay,” explains Brad Toll, President and CEO of Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau.
 
They’re using training camp to pump money into the entire county’s economy. 
 
Kurt Ballweg and his family are visiting from Madison. They’re making a mini-vacation out of training camp, staying overnight and expanding to more than Lambeau. 
 
“It would be nice if they were centrally located together, but it's also nice to go see the other parts of the town,” said Ballweg. 
 
One of their favorite spots is Bay Beach.
 
“It's right on the water, it's beautiful,” said Vickie Ballweg.
 
City leaders want people to know about things like the new Trolley Tours, The New Zoo, Children’s Museum, and the Neville Public Museum.
 
“A community our size, it's unusual to have as many attractions as we do,” said Toll.
 
With the new age of technology, the Visitors and Convention Bureau developed a new app. It shows all the attractions and events Green Bay and surrounding areas offer. 
 
Vickie Ballweg said visiting Green Bay creates memories for her two sons. 
 
“Every day that you're here and you can be in this environment, they grow up, it's just something about it,” she said. 
 
Toll said training camp brings in about $10 million to the local economy.

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