Brett Favre has kind of been on the offensive about where his Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony should take place and who should get to attend.
As we noted, Favre first posted something on social media last Saturday about moving the ceremony, which will happen this July, from the Lambeau Field Atrium to the actual field. Favre’s motivation is that he wants regular fans to be able to attend.
The Hall announced the event was sold out before tickets even went on sale because they sold them all to corporate sponsors.
Lord Favre is not happy with that situation and he reiterated his desire to Greta Van Susteren, Tuesday night.
“The fans are the fans,” Favre said. “And I think that they should have that option to come, if they so choose. I can’t tell you if that’s 10,000 or 60,000 but I think they should have that opportunity.
“The response has been outstanding. I think everyone should have an option to go. And what better way to do it than Lambeau Field. You’re right, I didn’t play in the atrium. As you know, that whole facility is second to none. But there’s nothing like Lambeau Field, and even though the atrium’s right there.”
This presents a huge problem for the Hall. Their induction ceremony is actually a banquet and I don’t see any easy way for them to drop a bunch of tables down on the Lambeau Field playing surface and then serve the fancy pants corporate sponsors their dinners. Not to mention these sponsors have already paid for tables, so you can’t just go and plop them down in the stands after the fact.
All of this is probably lost on Lord Favre though. Lord Favre wants what Lord Favre wants.
Naturally, the Hall has been scrambling.
Now, the word is they’re in discussions with Favre, which means they will probably have to end up deviating from their usual format. How much, remains to be seen.
We have our doubts they can have the event on the field as Favre suggests, but we wouldn’t doubt they’ll have to find a way to let fans in.