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Brett Favre wants Packers HOF induction held in stadium not atrium

Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the GB Packers

Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the GB Packers

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Earlier this week, we pointed out that there still wasn’t a date for Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field for a game but Favre could be back on the field in Green Bay in July if he gets his way.

Favre’s induction into the team’s Hall of Fame is scheduled to be held in the atrium at Lambeau Field on July 18 and the roughly 1,600 spots for the event sold out before being offered to the general public because of high interest from sponsors. The team said they were “delighted” by the response, but Favre said during an appearance on FOX News that he’d like to see the event moved to the stadium itself in order to accommodate all who would like to be there.

“Well, the response has been outstanding,” Favre said, via the Green Bay Press Gazette. “I think everyone should have an option to go and what better way to do it than Lambeau Field. You’re right, I didn’t play in the atrium. ... As you know, that whole facility is second to none in any sport, but there’s nothing like Lambeau Field, and even though the atrium’s right there, it would be nice to do it in the stadium.”

Favre was expected to be at a Packers home game last November along with Bart Starr, but Starr’s illness put those plans on hold. His No. 4 will also be retired in 2015 and he should add a yellow blazer from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.