Commissioner Roger Goodell will visit eight training camps in six days from Aug. 2-7 leading up to Hall of Fame weekend, the NFL confirmed Wednesday. Including visits to Green Bay and Kansas City this week, Commissioner Goodell will be in 11 cities in 10 days, meeting with players, coaches, fans and members of the news media as the NFL prepares to begin its 91st season.
Goodell will travel on the Madden Cruiser with Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach and broadcasting legend John Madden at five of the stops. Madden now serves as Special Advisor to the Commissioner on a variety of football matters. The trip will conclude on Saturday night, Aug. 7 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Canton, Ohio.
After visits to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints' camps on Monday, Goodell will join Madden for visits to the training camps of the Philadelphia Eagles (Tuesday), Baltimore Ravens (Wednesday), Washington Redskins (Wednesday), Pittsburgh Steelers (Thursday) and Cleveland Browns (Thursday). From Cleveland, the Madden Cruiser will head to Canton for the Hall of Fame festivities. On Saturday morning, Commissioner Goodell will fly to Indianapolis to attend Colts training camp in Anderson, Ind., before returning to Canton for the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Saturday evening.
On Thursday, Goodell will attend the Green Bay Packers annual shareholders meeting and will host a fan forum at Lambeau Field with 120 Packers fans. The forum will be shown that night on NFL Network at 8 p.m. ET.
Then on Friday the commissioner will join the Kansas City Chiefs at the New Arrowhead Stadium for the dedication of the Founder's Plaza honoring the Chiefs and American Football League founder Lamar Hunt.