In a press release (see below) issued within the hour, the announcement will be made in the new Hall of Fame under construction in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph
Packers Hall of Fame Inc. President Perry Kidder will be joined by Packers President Mark Murphy and Bob Harlan, the team’s former president and a member of the Packers Hall of Fame executive committee, and chairman emeritus of the franchise.
All are expected to address those gathered at the event.
Favre is also expected to be available for comments via telephone.
No other information was included in the press release, but speculation across the Internet tonight is that the announcement is that Favre will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and will have his number retired. However, the number retirement won’t occur until the 2015 Packers season. He will be inducted into the HOF next summer.
Here’s what Tom Silverstein tweeted tonight;
Here’s what Rob Demovsky tweeted this evening:
Here’s what Pete Dougherty tweeted tonight.
There has been plenty of speculation over the course of the past year or two about when Favre would be honored by the Packers and just a couple of weeks ago it was Murphy who intimated the Packers and Favre didn’t want to bring Favre to Green Bay in 2014 because both sides were afraid there would be too many fans who would boo.
Favre rejected that notion last week and it appears that both sides have put together plans to bring Favre back to Green Bay next year.
GREEN BAY PACKERS HALL OF FAME INC., PACKERS TO MAKE
JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING BRETT FAVRE, MONDAY, AUG. 4
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. and the Green Bay Packers will make a joint announcement regarding former quarterback Brett Favre Monday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m., in the new Hall of Fame under construction in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
The announcement will feature in-person remarks from Packers Hall of Fame Inc. President Perry Kidder and Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. Bob Harlan, a member of the Packers Hall of Fame Inc. executive committee and chairman emeritus of the Packers, will also speak. Favre will share remarks via telephone.
Members of the media are invited to cover the event and should park at the Oneida Nation Gate on the east side of the stadium. Designated doors to the press conference area space are located near the Oneida Nation Gate Atrium entrance and will be staffed by Packers personnel. Access to the area will begin at 12 noon. Media not normally credentialed to cover Packers media events are asked to submit a request to Katie Hermsen at email@example.com.
HALL OF FAME INC., PACKERS ANNOUNCEMENT INFORMATION:
Who: Packers Hall of Fame Inc. President Perry Kidder, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and Bob Harlan, member of the Packers Hall of Fame Inc. executive committee and chairman emeritus of the Packers. Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre via telephone.
What: Hall of Fame Inc. and Packers joint announcement regarding Favre.
When: Monday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m. Due to it being in a construction area, access to the press conference space will begin at 12 noon on Monday.
Where: The new Hall of Fame space under construction on the first level of the Lambeau Field Atrium.