Brett Favre retires

Brett Favre has been pushing for fans to be able to attend his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

Now they will be able to… kind of.

The Packers will allow fans to buy tickets to sit inside the Lambeau Field bowl for the ceremony. The ceremony itself will not take place inside the bowl, as Favre had requested (demanded?).

The induction banquet itself will remain in the Lambeau Field Atrium, where only Packers Hall of Fame sponsors will be allowed. So essentially, fans will be able to pay to watch the induction on a really large TV. But a really large TV inside Lambeau Field!

In other words, a real shitty solution for everyone involved, except the Hall of Fame, which needed to keep the event inside the Atrium to preserve their sponsorship dollars.

Fan tickets for the event are $4 and they’re being sold through Ticketmaster, so that price will probably be double when it’s all said and done. However, the part of the sale price that doesn’t belong to Ticketmaster will go to Favre’s charity, Favre 4 Hope.

If you want to save the loot and still want to watch the event, it will be broadcast on the Packers TV Network and NFL Network, reportedly on the day after the event itself.

Although we think this solution totally blows for fans, it’s great for Favre. Not only does he get some charity dollars, but the fans are stuck in a different part of the venue, so if someone were to yell something nasty at him everyone can just pretend it didn’t happen.

The induction is July 18.

Clear your schedules!


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