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Favre's retirement puts dent in Green Bay's economy

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New Richmond, 54017

New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Brett Favre has put at least a small dent in Green Bay's economy.

His decision to stay retired means he won't come back to Lambeau Field in a Minnesota Vikings' uniform on Nov. 1. And that means ticket brokers won't get the $300 a seat they were talking about earlier.

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Dennis Garrity of Event USA in Green Bay said it would have been a monster game.

He said lots of people have been looking forward to it with "either great excitement or great trepidation."

Even Favre's family was looking forward to the spectacle, as it reportedly reserved a sizable number of hotel rooms in Green Bay that weekend.

Now, John Anderson of Ticket King says the Packer-Viking game will probably sell for about the same price as the home game against the Chicago Bears - about $175.

But like many of us, Anderson says he's still not sure the three-time Packers' MVP is really through.

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