The Class of 2011's artifacts are displayed for the first time together at The Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame Gallery is ready for the Class of 2011 busts which will be put on display following the Enshrinement Ceremony Aug. 6.
A contingent of Hall of Famers took part in an autograph session presented by Mounted memories. Class of 2011 enshrinee Marshall Faulk signs for a fan.
Primetime! Deion Sanders.
Legendary Chicago Bears LB, Dick Butkus.
Mr. Cowboy, Bob Lilly!
Emmitt Smith, the league's all-time leading ground gainer, shakes hands with a young fan after signing an autograph.
Denver Broncos great, Gary Zimmerman.
Shannon Sharpe's banner being hung up next to the other members of the Class of 2011.
The Class of 2011 banners hang over Fawcett Stadium.
A view of the banners from the Hall of Fame.
Carpet is installed inside the tents.
Chairs fill Fawcett Stadium.
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July 22, 2011. Artifacts from the class of 2011 were put on display.
Miami great Dan Marino.
Aug. 5, 2011. Dick McCann award winner, Bob McGinn (left) and Jim Nantz, winner of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award pose for a photo. McGinn and Nantz were recognized for their achievements during the 2011 Enshrinees Dinner.
Ed Sabol acknowledges the crowd after receiving his gold Hall of Fame jacket.
Members of the Class of 2011 - (L-R) Chris Hanburger, Jon Richter (representing his father, Les Richter, Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, and Deion Sanders - pose for a photo after receiving their gold jackets.
Eric Dickerson Class of 1999.
Paul Warfield visited the local library to read to the youth.
Workers remove the goal posts in preparation for the enshrinement.
July 29, 2011. Fences have gone up around The Hall.
Aug. 3, 2011. By Thursday evening the flooring covering the turf was almost completely installed.
Crews were simultaniously getting the enshrinement stage built. Here it begins to take shape!
First Play 2011
Kids tossed a ball down a three mile chain link this morning from downtown Canton to the front steps of the Hall of Fame at our First Play 2011 event held annually.
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Special guests Ron Yary and Joe Delamielleure joined in this years First Play 2011 event.
Aug. 2, 2011. Workers put down floor tile to cover all of the turf in Fawcett Stadium.
Flooring for seating and the stage is being placed over the turf at Fawcett Stadium.
Aug. 1, 2011. The front sign is taken out to be cleaned for the weekend.
A worker covers the ground with a tarp to prepare for the flooring.
July 27, 2011. Workers lay down the floor tiles across the field.
July 30, 2011. Merchandise begins to fill the 4,000 sq. ft. retail tent.
The retail tent opens this Friday at 9:00 a.m. and will be open throughout the weekend for visitors.
The retail tent is open on Fri. from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., and Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
July 31, 2011. The Kids Fun Run began the activities for the day.
Following the Kids Fun Run, the 2-mile and 5-mile races concluded in front of the Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame campus is alive with activity as runners finish the races.
The final 30 yards of the race is a grueling uphill climb.
Hall of Fame Vice President - Communication/Exhibits Joe Horrigan sits down for his daily live segment with NFL Network.
Hall of Famer Tom Mack is interviewed bymembers of the St. Louis Rams PR department.
Campus is really coming alive as the Midway is nearly complete.
Les Richter artifacts were put up for display in the Other Leagues Gallery on July 28, 2011.
Aug. 6, 2011. Jon Richter looks at a pair of his dad's cleats on display at the Hall of Fame. Jon will be representing his father, Les, at tonight's Enshrinement Ceremony.
Aug. 4, 2011. Three of the game’s most feared pass rushers pose for a photo on Thursday evening. L-R - Richard Dent, Deacon Jones, Rickey Jackson.
Speakers are hung up all around campus.
Crews continue to build the stage.
The merchandise tents can be found in the lower parking lot by the field turf.
Workers begin to lay the tent structure down.
The inside of the tent being prepped for all the Enshrinement activities.
Tent beams after workers secured them down in the Hall's parking lot.
The first set of tents were built on July 22.
The tent covers being put up.
Inside view from the tent after the covers are put up.
July 28, 2011. Workers continue to build tents around The Hall.
Workers measure out where the tents will be built.
July 26, 2011. A worker puts up the grating in the interior of the tents.