There was no football game at Lambeau Field on Saturday night, but the stadium still was filled with Green Bay Packers fans. Instead, they all came to see Brett Favre, and they didn’t go home disappointed.
Favre, who played in Green Bay for 16 seasons, was back for his induction into the Packers Hall of Fame. But before the official ceremony, he walked onto Lambeau Field, where he was greeted by roughly 67,000 fans, for the first time in five years.
The fans showed their appreciation for Favre with a long standing ovation, and then he gave the love right back with a speech.
His big day was far from over. The formal induction ceremony still needed to take place, but before that, Favre received another honor from the Packers.
The Packers retired his No. 4, making him the sixth player in franchise history to receive such an honor.
After that, Favre officially was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.
The place where Favre spent most of his career welcomed him back with open arms Saturday, resulting in a very special day for him and the organization.
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