Don Hutson Center
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|Don Hutson Center|
|The Hutson Center|
Don Hutson Center in summer
|Location||Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Owner||Green Bay Packers|
|Green Bay Packers Practice Facility (1994-Present)|
The center is named after Don Hutson, who played for the Packers from 1935 to 1945. A member of both the Pro Football and Packers Halls of Fame, Hutson was the dominant player of his era, setting records that stood for fifty years after his retirement.
There are two practice fields inside the Center, a 70-yard (64 m) field runs east-west, with another 60-yard (55 m) field running north-south, allowing the offense and defense to practice simultaneously. With 90-foot (27 m) and 85-foot (26 m) high ceilings over the respective fields, the facility allows the special teams to run full punting and kicking practices. The FieldTurf surfaces allow the Packers to replicate game conditions for road games where they will have to play indoors or on artificial surfaces.
The Packers' video department has elevated camera positions on the inside of the Hutson Center for filming practices, as well as four porches on the exterior of the west side for filming practices at Clarke Hinkle Field.
The Center was dedicated on July 18, 1994, at a ceremony presided over by the then 81-year-old Hutson himself.
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