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Packers add to Door County tourism popularity

A night game against the Chicago Bears is almost a perfect combination for thinking about sneaking in a trip to Door County during the home opener of the Green Bay Packers’ season this Sunday. Discover Green Bay estimates a Packers home game carries with it a $15 million economic impact. It is a big reason why the Packers will become the last NFL team to play a game in London later this season. Destination Door County Chief Communications Officer Jon Jarosh says the area gets its fair share of visitors that include a trip to the peninsula as a part of the Packers road trip. Jarosh says night games are a bigger deal for the county because it allows people to stay a little longer.

For the second season in a row, the home schedule for the Packers appears to play in Door County’s favor if later is better. Three of the Packers eight home games at Lambeau Field have kickoffs after 7 p.m. and two games are scheduled for after 3 p.m. The start time for its season finale against Detroit in January has not yet been determined.

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