Favre could get another game in Green Bay … maybe
If Brett Favre really wants to do another celebrity flag football game – and the iconic Green Bay Packers quarterback said so after Sunday’s game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison – then he just might get his wish and be able to play it at Lambeau Field sometime in the future.
Provided he doesn’t want to do it in a year when the Packers have a Kenny Chesney concert – or any other non-football, field-damaging events – planned.
Speaking with a small group of reporters after Monday’s general session to discuss the team’s finances, Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy wouldn’t say for certain that Favre’s football game would have been played at Lambeau Field if not for last month’s Chesney-Jason Aldean show, but he did say it was a factor.
Murphy also sounded as though he thought it would have been a challenge to have the Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Favre’s appearance in the Lambeau Field bowl on Saturday, then have the game on Sunday.
“[The concert] was really the issue with the flag football game,” Murphy said. “We had this major even in June so we wanted to make sure we had the field ready for Family night [on Aug. 8].
“And the other thing, having had an event Saturday night, it would have been tough to turn it around for a Sunday game. [But] the biggest issue was the field.”
Chesney was playing his second concert at Lambeau Field, the first having been in 2011. Murphy said the Packers and the stadium district would like to have one major non-Packers event each year at the stadium, and in 2016 that event will be a Wisconsin-LSU football game.
Favre didn’t say when he would want to stage another game – Sunday’s drew a crowd of almost 23,000 to Camp Randall, although it seems likely that the crowd would have been much larger in Green Bay – but was clear about where.
“I’d like to do it in Green Bay someday,” Favre said. “I would think everyone would. … To do it in Green Bay would be awesome.”