In mid-July the Hall of Fame grounds begin to transform in preparation for the annual Enshrinement Festival.
The skeleton for what will become the Hall's Midway retail sales tent begins to take shape.
Visitors to the Hall's Midway will have access to merchandise of all 32 NFL teams, the Hall of Fame, and specially created items for the 2008 Hall of Fame Game betrween the Indianapolis Colts and Washignton Redskins.
The Midway tents are ready to be stocked with Class of 2008 merchandise!
Workers hang the banner of Class of 2008 enshrinee Andre Tippett from Fawcett Stadium.
The Class of 2008 Banners can now be seen by Hall of Fame visitors and passers-by on I-77.
A large pice of granite bearing the inscription "2008" awaits the busts of this years Hall of Fame Class - Fred Dean, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Emmitt Thomas, Andre Tippett, and Gary Zimmerman.<p>The six newest members of the Hall of Fame will be formally enshrined on Saturday August, 2.
Workers covered the Hall's new FieldTurf Recreational Field with protective flooring in preparation for more tents.
The many parts that will comprise the tent are laid out.
Merchandise begins to flow into the Midway retail sales tent.
Stocking the Midway retail sales tent continues.
The Hall of Fame is alive with activity during the final weekend of July.
The 23rd annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival 2-mile and 5-mile races were held on Sunday, July 27.
Racers for the 5-mile event cross the finish line.
Early Wednesday morning an Apache helicopter from the US Army landed on Hall of Fame grounds.
Hall of Fame visitors were given the opportunity to get an up close look at the Apache.
Protective flooring is laid over the turf on Pro Football Hal lof Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in preparation for the Enshrinement Ceremony this weekend.
Work continues on the flooring.
Don Barnes <i>(Center)</i>, the lead singer for .38 Special, toured the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, July 30. Barnes is seen here with friends and members of the bands crew, Bobby Edwards <i>(right)</i> and Mark Rogers. <p>.38 Special was in town to play at the annual Ribs Burnoff held at the Stark County Fairgrounds.
The Hall's new EA Sports Madden NFL exhibit.
Class of 2008 enshrinee Darrell Green <i>(left)</i> was on Hand on Friday to cut the ribbon on the Hall'snew EA Sports Madden NFL display.
The stage is taking shape in preparation for the Enshrinement of the Class of 2008 on Saturday evening.
The returning Hall of Famers pose for a group photo with the newest members of their elite fraternity.