There's no question that the Green Bay Packers and the Packers Hall of Fame have listened to the team's fans on this one.
About six months ago, the two organizations announced that legendary quarterback Brett Favre would have his #4 retired and be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on July 18th of this year. Originally, and much to the chagrin of many Packers fans and apparently Favre himself, the event was planned to be held in the Lambeau Field Atrium, the traditional site of induction ceremonies.
On Friday, however, the Packers released details that the event will be made widely available to Packers fans and the viewing public. The team announced that the Lambeau Field seating bowl will be open and that the ceremony will be broadcast live on the video boards inside the stadium. Furthermore, the team also confirmed that Favre will indeed make an appearance on the field. This is a great move for fans who are in the area and who want to participate. The team will sell tickets for $4 each, and the proceeds will be going to charity.
For fans who cannot make the trip, the ceremony will be broadcast online and on television as well. The Packers television network, NFL Network, and Packers.com will all feature live coverage of the event.
Hats off to the Packers, who took the outcry of support from the fans seriously and recognized the necessity of making Favre's honors a more publicly accessible event. July 18, 2015 should be a memorable date in Packers history.