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The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the entire Canton, Ohio community will celebrate the NFL’s 100th birthday in the city where the league was born. A four day celebration will kick off on September 16, 2020, and will include: the Enshrinement of selected Hall of Famers of the 2020 Centennial Class, the unveiling of monuments honoring all those NFL Legends  who have ever played the game from the new Centennial Plaza in Canton, a black-tie gala, an Olympic-style opening ceremony for the league’s next century and a Youth Football Community Day. 

The yearlong NFL 100 campaign is wrapping up, but the league isn’t done leveraging the milestone. Next season, the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will celebrate the actual 100th anniversary of the league's founding in mid-September, said VP/Special Projects Pete Abitante. The HOF’s special Centennial Class will likely be enshrined that week instead of during the regular festivities in early August, he said, anchoring a week’s worth of celebration.​

For more, read the Centennial Celebration press release here.

A huddle is unique to football and is a great metaphor for life where people, regardless of the color of their skin, religion, political beliefs, or backgrounds come together for a common cause to make an impact.

EVERY NFL Legend and fan is invited to come to Canton to huddle up as we kick off the NFL’s next century and celebrate how this great game is engrained in our culture.




The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canton community are preparing to celebrate the National Football League’s actual 100th birthday in 2020. The once-in-every-other-lifetime extravaganza, that is following the NFL’s year-long celebration of the 100th season in 2019, is planned for Sept. 16-19, 2020. celebrates the 100th Birthday of the birth of the NFL.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s world-class archive, the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research & Preservation Center  is the home for all things pro football with a collection that includes more than 40 million pages of documents, six million photographic images that help tell the story of this nation’s most popular sport. Below is a sampling of information including history of stats and records, franchise histories and the NFL’s timeline over its first 100 years.

NFL History & Stats

NFL Football League Franchise Histories

Football Firsts

Chronology of Professional Football

Decade by Decade

All-Time Win-Loss Records

Draft Timeline

NFL Champions

Oldest Records

Top Seeds

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