PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME ENSHRINEMENT WEEKEND TO KICK OFF NFL SEASON

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VIBRANT CAMPUS CELEBRATION OFFERS EXCITEMENT 
TO FANS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY 

CANTON, OHIO – The 2015 National Football League season and the road to Super Bowl 50 will kick off with a world-class celebration of the game, Aug. 6-9 in Canton, Ohio. The fun fan atmosphere wraps around the Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2015 – Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Bill Polian, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, and Ron Wolf.

EXTRA SEATS OPENED FOR CONCERT FOR LEGENDS, DRIVEN BY FORD AND PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT; AND ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY

A record crowd will be on hand for the Enshrinement Weekend. The NFL/Hall of Fame Game sold out within weeks of tickets going sale in February. Unprecedented demand for the Concert for Legends featuring Aerosmith, Driven by Ford and Presented by Bud Light, on Friday, Aug. 7 and the Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8 has resulted in an additional seats being opened for both events in the east end zone stands. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at ProFootballHOF.com/tickets.

HALL OF FAME MUSEUM HOURS

Daily special events will take place at the Hall of Fame starting on Monday Aug. 3 and continue through Monday, Aug. 10. Ranging from football card giveaways to a football clinic, the offerings are included in the price of admission.

The Hall is open from 9 am to 8 pm daily with the exception of special hours on Friday, Aug. 7 (8 am to 8 pm) and Saturday, Aug. 8 (8 am to 6 pm).

Hall of Fame admission tickets can be purchased in advance at ProFootballHOF.com/hof-week-museum-admission.aspx. Guests purchasing in advance can take advantage of the express lane in the Hall’s lobby on Aug. 7-9.

All guests touring the Hall of Fame from Aug. 7–9 will receive a timed pass to experience the Hall of Fame Gallery, which showcases the Bronzed Busts of the Hall of Fame members. The Bronzed Busts for the Class of 2015 – Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Bill Polian, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, and Ron Wolf – will be placed on display to the public beginning on Sunday, Aug. 9.

PARKING

Due to the numerous events, pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the Hall’s campus and neighboring streets will be closed or have restricted access to the general public starting July 24.

All parking on the Hall of Fame campus will be closed to the public from July 24-Aug. 13. 

Parking Instructions:

July 24-Aug. 6 AND Aug. 10-13:  Guests visiting the Hall of Fame should park at McKinley High School and utilize the shuttle for drop-off at the Hall’s front doors. All shuttles are handicap accessible. Directions to the parking area can be found by setting GPS devices to 1700 Blake Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio, 44708.

August 7-9:  Parking at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is closed to the general public. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use the convenient parking option at the Stark County Fairgrounds that includes shuttle service to the Hall of Fame. Shuttle service is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 am to one-half hour after the end of the Concert for Legends on Friday, Aug. 7, the Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8, and NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 9. Parking is $10.00 per car and $25.00 per RV. Hall of Fame Shuttle service is $3.00 per person (round-trip). The Stark County Fairgrounds are located at 700 Wertz Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio.

Full parking information and directions can be found at ProFootballHOF.com/enshrinement/visitor-parking-and-traffic.aspx

HOF EXPERIENCE OFFERS FREE ENTERTAINMENT

The new HOF Experience offers free entertainment on the Hall’s campus on Aug. 
7-9.

Free and open to the public all weekend long, the activities take place on the FieldTurf Field located in the center of the Hall’s campus. Live music will entertain football fans throughout the weekend with performances by New Wave Nation, Tony Quarles and The Discovery Band, DJ Johnny V, and DJ SC from the Dallas Cowboys.

The Kid Zone includes inflatables, games, football clinic, and contests with special prizes and is open daily from 11 am to 1 pm.

Other entertainment includes performances and “Meet and Greet” with the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and Drumline and mascot, performances by the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers “Scream Team” and “Q Cheer Squad,” and stage contests hosted by Canton Q92’s Megan McCrea will include giveaways including tickets to exclusive events. Special appearances by legendary Gold Jackets will also take place throughout the weekend at the HOF Experience.

HOF Experience Hours:

                   Friday, Aug. 7                 11 am to 7 pm

                   Saturday, Aug. 8             11 am to 6 pm

                   Sunday, Aug. 9               11 am to 7 pm

* Kid Zone from 11:00 am to 1 pm daily

Full details on the Hall of Fame Experience can be found at: ProFootballHOF.com/hof-experience.aspx

GOLD JACKET PHOTO OP

More than 100 Gold Jackets are “coming home” to Canton for the 2015 Enshrinement Weekend. These heroes of the game will pose with the Class of 2015 for a photo on the Hall’s front steps on Friday, Aug. 7 at 9:30 am.

The group photo of the football legends is an annual tradition that is free and open to the public. Fans are invited to attend and take their own photos as the who’s who of football legends walk the red carpet to pose for this one-of-a-kind photo.

TICKET WILL CALL

Ticket Will Call will be located on Harrison Avenue across from Gates 1 & 2 of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Will Call hours are:

                   Thursday Aug 6              9 am to 6 pm

                   Friday, Aug. 7                 9 am to 10 pm

                   Saturday, Aug. 8             9 am to 8 pm

                   Sunday, Aug. 9               9 am to 9 pm

 Full rules and details for Will Call and the replacement of misplaced tickets can be found on the Hall’s website at: 

http://www.profootballhof.com/hall-of-fame-will-call.aspx

Press release submitted by:
Pete Fierle, Vice President of Communications & Special Assistant to the President
Pete.Fierle@ProFootballHOF.com; 330-588-3622

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