The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. and the Green Bay Packers announced today there will be additional opportunities for Packers fans to share in the experience of former quarterback Brett Favre's induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and his number retirement on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
"We are pleased to be able to offer new options for fans to share in the excitement of the evening," said Hall of Fame Inc. President Perry Kidder. "We've worked closely with the Green Bay Packers and the Journal Broadcast Group to make this happen."
Viewing Inside the Lambeau Field Seating Bowl
A ticketed viewing opportunity will be held inside the seating bowl for fans who would like to be at Lambeau Field to watch the ceremony live on the TundraVision video boards. During the evening, Favre also will make an appearance in the bowl to address the crowd. "This viewing opportunity from the stadium will be a unique complement to a special evening and allow more people to share their
excitement with Brett," explained Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. Tickets will be $4 each, with net proceeds going to Favre 4 Hope.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 12, 2015 and be available through Ticketmaster in person, over the phone or via the Internet. A limit of eight per order will be established. Parking, also priced at $4, will be available in Lambeau Field's west-side parking lot. Parking lots will open at 4:30 p.m., gates to the seating areas will open at 5:15 p.m. and Brett Favre will address the fans in the stadium at approximately 6:30pm.
Over the phone, tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster toll-free sales number at 800/745-3000. The toll-free Ticketmaster Express number, 866/448-7849, also can be used. It is a self-service information line utilizing an automated system. A TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) number also is available at 1-800-943-4327.
Ticketmaster outlet locations (forin-person sales) include the Milwaukee Theatre and numerous Walmart stores throughout southern, central and northeast Wisconsin. Please contact your local store to see if they are participating.
Event Carried Live on TV and Online
Additionally, the induction ceremony will be carried live by the Packers TV Network and NFL Network as well as streamed live on packers.com.
"We are pleased to work with the Hall of Fame and the Packers to coordinate and offer this live broadcast," stated Carl Moll, Director of Network Operations, for the Journal Broadcast Group. "We know there is great interest among fans to see the ceremony. Now, everyone who would like to see the ceremony will be able to do so."
This will be the 45th Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame induction banquet. The banquet and ceremony, to be held inside the Lambeau Field Atrium, is sold out. More than 1,600 will attend the dinner and program.
Favre played in 255 consecutive games for the Packers from 1992-2007, a franchise record.
In-Game Name and Number Unveiling Ceremony during Season*
Later this fall, a separate ceremony will take place in which Favre's name and retired number will be formally unveiled inside the stadium on the north façade. The date will be determined after the NFL schedule is released in April.
About the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc.:
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. is a nonprofit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin.
The Hall raises funds through its annual induction banquet, Golf Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.
Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Hall moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it relocated to the Lambeau Field Atrium. It is currently closed for the ongoing Atrium renovation project and will reopen in 2015. While the Packers Hall of Fame is closed, the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay hosts a temporary exhibit, "Touchdown!" with selected and additional never-seen-before items from the Hall's archives.
About Brett Favre:**
Favre, one of the most enduring players in Packers history, played 16 seasons for the Green and Gold (1992-2007) and finished his Packers career with 442 touchdown passes, 61,655 passing yards, 5,377 completions and 8,758 attempts – all NFL records at the time.
Possessor of legendary durability, Favre's 253-game starting streak with the Packers is one of pro sport's most respected accomplishments. His 16 seasons matched Bart Starr (1956-71) for the longest tenure in team history.
Favre played four other NFL seasons (Atlanta, 1991; N.Y. Jets, 2008; Minnesota, 2009-10) and finished his pro career with 508 TD passes, 71,838 passing yards, 6,300 completions and 10,169 attempts, and pushed his consecutive-starts streak to 298 games – all NFL records. Off the field, Favre and his wife, Deanna, have been supportive of the communities in which they've lived, with Favre 4 Hope donating $7.7 million to charities in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Minnesota.