Date expected soon for Favre jersey retirement
The Green Bay Packers soon should have an idea of when they'll be welcoming back Brett Favre for his upcoming jersey retirement.
With the NFL expected to announce its 2015 schedule next week, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said during the kickoff of the team's annual tailgate tour Tuesday that the organization has attempted to make some preliminary plans.
Murphy said he has "had some discussions" with the league regarding a scheduling request to the NFL for a specific game at which Favre's No. 4 officially will be unveiled in the north end zone of Lambeau Field. Murphy wouldn't go into specifics about which game the Packers are targeting.
"We'll see, I guess it probably depends on how the schedule falls," Murphy said. "We've got some ideas on how things may go. I think it will be pretty quick."
The two-part retirement tour will start this summer when Favre is inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame on July 18. The ceremony will be split between the Lambeau Field Atrium and the stadium bowl, which will be open for fans to take part.
The Packers' tailgate tour is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The five-day trip runs through Menomonie, Prairie du Chien (Wednesday), Baraboo (Thursday), Elkhorn (Friday) and Sheboygan (Saturday).
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