Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Favre Retirement Jersey Game Date Set For 2015 | Packers Retired Jerseys and Players

Favre Retirement Jersey
It looks like the Green Bay Packers relationship with their former star quarterback; Brett Favre has found a “happy place.”  Earlier this month, the franchise announced that it would honor Favre in 2015 as just their sixth Packer ever to have his number retired. The recognition comes just seven years after the Mississippi native left the team (not without controversy) after announcing his retirement. We all know the story, he then returned to football, to play for the New York Jets and then the Minnesota Vikings.

No date for the retirement of Favre's number “4” jersey has been announced, though officials with the team told reporters that it will likely be a primetime game against a division opponent. Speculative minds have supposed that the Chicago Bears, the Packers long-time rivals, will likely be the visiting team. Spokespeople also revealed that they would like to celebrate Favre's induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame that same night.

The date for the quarterback's official induction has been set for July 18, 2015. He is the sole inductee of that year's class. All five other retired jerseys have also been accepted into the Packers Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field, as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Retired Packers Jerseys Number in the Few

Don Hudson (14) was the first Packer to have his jersey retired, in 1951. Tony Canadeo (3) was retired the following year. It wouldn't be until 20 years later that quarterback Bart Starr (15) would become the third Packers jersey to retire, in 1972. Ray Nitschke (66) had his number retired at a December 1984 game against the Bears, while the late Reggie White received the honor just one year after his death, in 2005.

Favre spoke with team officials and reporters through a video-conference call on the day of the announcement. He told them that despite the emotions surrounding his exit from the team in 2008, he was and always will be a Packer. He thanked the fans for their support of the decision and compared the shock of receiving the honor as similar to his first win with the team in 1992.

Since that win against the Bengals as a stand-in for the injured Don Majkowski, Favre amassed 9 pro bowl appearances, two NFC Championships, and one Super Bowl. He managed passing records in almost every category, highlighted by surpassing Dan Marino as the quarterback with the most receiving yards. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bus Trips To Lambeau Field 2014 | Ticket King Wisconsin

What's the best way to get to Green Bay for Packers games when you don't want to drive yourself? We have one of the better options right here in downtown Milwaukee. Ticket King has once again partnered with two great sports bars, to bring you bus trips to Lambeau Field in Green Bay. For 2014, we have included the August 22 preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.

For select games, the tailgate will take place at the Green Bay Distillery in fabulous Green Bay Wisconsin.
Travel to Green Bay from Major Goolsby's in downtown Milwaukee, and arrive with plenty of time to eat and drink at the distillery. Head on over to the stadium and enjoy the Packers game. Be back on the bus within 45 minutes of the end of the game, and relax all the way back to Milwaukee.

For other games, we will feature a Major Goolsby's pre game tailgate in Milwaukee, and that takes place before you leave for Green Bay.  The bus will get you to Lambeau Field with plenty of time to find your seat and enjoy the game. There are two options for the current season, with one being a tailgate and transportation, and the other would include a ticket to the Packers game.  Call our Ticket King Milwaukee office at (800)334-5434 with any questions.  Enjoy the game!  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wisconsin State Fair Music Schedule | State Fair Seating Chart

The Wisconsin State Fair is in full swing, and it's more than cows and cream puffs.  It's also about music. Each night, there is a headline musical group that performs at the fair.  Who's playing there in 2014? It's a diverse group of musical starts, to be sure. With six more days to go, we'll cover the list of performers that have yet to play. The fair tends to wind down on the last night, so the early start time for Alabama is just perfect. Tickets for the shows are available now.  Admission to the fair grounds is included.

State Fair Wisconsin Music

Tonight, it's Aretha Franklin, and she starts her show at 7:30 pm.
August 6 - Peter Frampton with Survivor - 7:30 pm
August 7 - Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog - 7:00 pm
August 8 - 311 takes the stage at 8:00 pm
August 9 - Lady Antebellum - 8:00 pm
August 10 - Alabama - 6pm

State Fair Wisconsin Seating Chart

The best seats for the bands are right on the racetrack.  There are seven "track" sections to choose from, and the are all roughly 20 rows deep.  From there, seating is available in the stands, where you will find bleachers.  Grandstand seating is available for some of the shows, but the view from the grandstand can be limited. Sections 1-3 are directly in front of the stage.  Sections 4 through 7 are further to the left and right, but views are still good. Seating in the bleachers can provide you a view from above.  See you at the Fair.