During the Green Bay Packers' 2014 training camp, the team and the Packers Hall of Fame announced an unprecedented event, to be held on July 18th, 2015: quarterback Brett Favre would be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and have his jersey number retired. A few months later, the team announced that they would open up the seating bowl at Lambeau Field for this ceremony and live-stream it to allow more fans to observe and participate.
One other piece of the puzzle involved revealing Favre's name in the Lambeau Field Ring of Honor at a game in Lambeau Field this fall, and Favre's agent Bus Cook had mentioned that he hoped it could take place against the rival Chicago Bears.
He will get his wish.
After much speculation over the past few months, we finally have the complete schedule of events, thanks to the NFL leaking out details about the 2015 regular season schedule a few hours early. We learned this afternoon that the Packers will host the Bears on Thanksgiving Night, something which suggested that the ceremony would take place at that time.
This is the perfect setting for Favre and for the Packers - the game will be televised nationally on NBC, the eyes of the football world will be focused squarely on Green Bay, and the team's oldest rivals will be on hand for the game. It should be a great spectacle and an excellent way for Packers fans to cap off a day filled with food, football, friends, and family.
As for finding tickets - good luck.