The Green Bay Packers have been fine at the quarterback position since the departure of Brett Favre, but that in no way discounts the impact Favre had during his time in Green Bay. Favre and the Packers didn’t part ways on the best of terms, but those fences have been mended and the quarterback will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and have his No. 4 retired this year.
Officially, the ceremony for the NFL’s all-time leading passer will be held on Saturday, July 18. 67,000 tickets were sold, to watch on the TundraVision video boards inside of Lambeau Field. Tickets were sold for $4 and will be given to benefit’s Favre’s charity. The quarterback is expected to make an appearance to address the crowd.
While there will be 67,000 in attendance on Saturday, the Packers will also hold a ceremony for Favre during halftime of the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears. Held on Thanksgiving night, the ceremony will put Favre’s name in the Ring of Honor and will have his jersey retired. Packers vs Bears tickets currently have an average price of $554.29, 41% above the season average with a get-in price of $258. The game is also the fourth most expensive in the NFL during the 2015 regular season.