Favre suggests slight change of venue for Packers HOF ceremony
Brett Favre proved that his words carry a lot of weight when it comes to the upcoming ceremony that will put him in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
One day after Favre spoke with Greta Van Susteren on FOX News about wanting to see the event take place in front of a large crowd in the bowl of Lambeau Field -- rather than the Atrium at Lambeau Field with limited access, as it's currently scheduled -- the Packers Hall of Fame took notice.
"The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc., the Green Bay Packers, and former Packers quarterback Brett Favre will continue to review and consider options to provide additional access related to the Hall of Fame induction activities," the Packers Hall of Fame wrote in a statement Wednesday. "We anticipate having those options finalized in the near future and will make an announcement when the details are determined."
The Packers Hall of Fame is independent of the team.
On Jan. 31, it was announced that all 1,600 tickets for the planned ceremony had sold out before going on sale to the general public. They were all purchased by sponsors, who were given the first option to attend.
That didn't seem to sit too well with Favre.
"I would like to see, in my opinion, I would like to see us do it in the stadium," Favre told Van Susteren. "I think everyone should have a chance to go."
Favre later added, "I think everyone should have an option to go. What better way to do it than at Lambeau Field. ... There's nothing like Lambeau Field. And even though the Atrium is right there, it would be nice to be able to do it in the stadium."
At the induction banquet, Favre will also have his No. 4 officially retired by the team that he led for 16 seasons. His name and number will then be unveiled at Lambeau Field on the north facade of the stadium at a yet-to-be-determined game during the 2015 season.
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