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Record Number of Hall of Famers to Return to Canton for Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls

Record Number of Hall of Famers to Return to Canton for Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls

07/23/2018
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Tens of thousands of fans will travel from across the country to celebrate the kickoff of the National Football League’s 99th season in Canton at the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. They will not be the only ones descending upon the city where the NFL was born nearly a century ago. On hand to pay tribute to the Class of 2018 – BOBBY BEATHARD, ROBERT BRAZILE, BRIAN DAWKINS, JERRY KRAMER, RAY LEWIS, RANDY MOSS, TERRELL OWENS and BRIAN URLACHER – will be a record number of Hall of Famers gathering in one place at one time.

Nearly 140 Hall of Famers will be represented throughout the spectacular celebration that centers around the Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 4. The list of Gold Jackets (a term used for living Hall of Famers) who will participate in festivities includes the likes of DICK BUTKUS, PAUL WARFIELD, EMMITT SMITH, JOE GREENE, DERRICK BROOKS, CRIS CARTER, SONNY JURGENSEN, BRUCE SMITH, SHANNON SHARPE, JEROME BETTIS, JERRY JONES, DAN FOUTS, CLAUDE HUMPHREY, PAUL HORNUNG, TERRELL DAVIS, ART MONK, BOB LILLY, DAN MARINO and JONATHAN OGDEN. In addition, family members of deceased Hall of Famers such as BUCK BUCHANAN, DEACON JONES and BRONKO NAGURSKI, will travel to Canton to take part in the world-class celebration.

“It is extraordinary that our Hall of Famers return in such great numbers to help celebrate this great game in the place where it began. Their participation in Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls makes this one of the most spectacular events in all of sports,” Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker commented. “We look forward to honoring these heroes of our game who epitomize the best virtues and values that the game teaches.”

An updated list of Hall of Famers coming to Canton for the 2018 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls can be found at: http://www.profootballhof.com/gold-jackets-returning-home-to-canton/

 

PLAN A VISIT TO HALL OF FAME

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum is open seven days a week. Summer hours through Labor Day are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Special hours will be in effect during the 2018 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls (Aug. 1-5):
 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 1 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 3 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 4 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 5 – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fans can plan a visit by going to www.ProFootballHOF.com/visit/


ENSHRINEMENT WEEK POWERED BY JOHNSON CONTROLS

The NFL’s 99th season kicks off in Canton with the Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. A full schedule of events and information regarding the spectacular celebration can be found on www.profootballhof.com/connect/enshrinement-headquarters/

The Hall of Fame Game (Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears) on Thursday, Aug. 2 and the Concert for Legends (Maroon 5 and Lee Brice) on Sunday, Aug. 5 are approaching sellouts, but a limited number of tickets remain including a special VIP field combo package for the Concert for Legends that includes a $30 concession card. The Class of 2018 Enshrinement is sold out, but obstructed view seats are available for $19. Full ticket information can be found at www.ProFootballHOF.com/tickets

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