2022 Black College Football HOF Classic



The Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic is an annual game featuring two HBCU teams playing in Canton, Ohio, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Labor Day Weekend. This weekend is more than the game; it’s a weekend filled with exhilarating fun, tailgating, music and other entertainment. 

Central State vs Winston-Salem State

Classic Game

The annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic returns to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in 2022. The game will feature Central State University and Winston-Salem State University.

"It's More Than a Game!"

Faith, Family and Football Gospel Concert

Faith, Family and Football Gospel Concert presented by the Good Feet Store

As a part of the downtown Canton BCFHOF Classic Fun Fest, Saturday, September 3. will be highlighted with a free gospel concert featuring one of gospel’s most legendary artists, Dove, Stellar, and Grammy Award winner Fred Hammond at Centennial Plaza from 5:30 - 8 p.m. The concert is free, but tickets for VIP seating are available for purchase. 

Fun Fest

Classic Fun Fest powered by PNC

This Classic tradition was one of last year’s most exciting gatherings! Non-stop entertainment, including music, karaoke, line dancing, games, prizes and talent show. Food trucks and some of the area’s best vendors show off Canton’s finest. Very special “must-see” appearances by Central State and Winston-Salem State universities’ marching bands.

2022 College Fair

College Fair

High school students are invited to join at least fifty (50) colleges from across the country, including over twenty (20) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, such as Clark Atlanta, Bethune-Cookman and Jackson State, at the 2nd Annual Classic College Fair at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio


Schedule of Events


Experience Canton, Ohio

Learn more about what there is to do in and around Canton, Ohio during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic.