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Packers to open up Lambeau Field for Brett Favre’s Hall of Fame ceremony

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While it isn’t exactly what Brett Favre requested, the Green Bay Packers did at least make a decision that will allow more fans to at least tangentially attend the legendary quarterback’s induction into the team’s Hall of Fame and related jersey retirement.

The ceremony, scheduled for July 18, will be held in the Lambeau Field Atrium. Given the relatively small capacity of atrium and limited number of tickets that were available — 1,600 tickets for the event were snapped up quickly — Favre previously had asked the Packers to hold the ceremony inside Lambeau so more fans could attend.

The Packers, in concert with Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc., announced Friday that while the ceremony will still be held in the atrium, a “ticketed viewing opportunity” has been made available to accommodate more fans, per Packers.com.

The seating bowl inside Lambeau will be opened up and fans will be able to view the ceremony on the stadium’s video boards. Tickets will be sold for $4 and all proceeds will go to the quarterback’s Favre 4 Hope charity.

Favre reportedly will make his way out onto Lambeau Field and address those fans seated in the stadium.

“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,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy.

For those who cannot attend the event in person, the induction ceremony will be carried live by the NFL Network and the Packers TV Network. It will also be streamed live on the team’s official website.