About the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week
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Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls takes place every year in Canton, Ohio. This week of events honors the best to ever step onto the gridiron and serves as the signature kickoff event of the NFL football season.
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Your Event Weekend
How to Attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week
Attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week with HOF Experiences! An Official Ticket Package can include premium seating at the Hall of Fame Game, Enshrinement Ceremony and Concert for Legends. Additionally, you can receive access to VIP parties, Hall of Fame autograph sessions, exclusive events and more.
Who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019?
The eight members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 were named on February 2.
Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Events
Learn more about the exclusive Hall of Fame events and VIP parties that you can attend during Enshrinement Week. Click on any of the event days below to learn more!
event schedule subject to change
In & Around Canton
Where is the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Canton is in northeastern Ohio’s Stark County and is the birthplace of American professional football. This city is not only home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, but to many other nationally-recognized and historical events and locations as well. The William McKinley Presidential Library/National Monument and National First Ladies Library and Research Center are a couple of Canton’s most popular attractions. The 21 beautiful public golf courses throughout Canton earned it the nickname “Ohio’s Golf Capital”.
The 75,000-person city boasts a vibrant art community with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Ballet and Canton Museum, along with a thriving medical industry with several world-class hospitals and nearby universities. This upbeat, yet historic, city is like no other, and is only 30 minutes from Akron, Ohio, and less than an hour from Cleveland.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, home to Pro Football Hall of Fame Field, is housed directly across from the Pro Football Hall of Fame and seats over 22,000 spectators. It is a state-of-the-art high school football stadium featuring Field Turf with a player-friendly rubber base. In addition to the annual Enshrinement Week events, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is home to two colleges and two high schools, as well as many other athletic events.
Things to do in Canton
Looking for things to do during your week in Canton? Check out our guide for the best local restaurants, popular landmarks and more.
Things to Do
Where to Stay During the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week
Need hotel accommodations? Official Ticket Packages from HOF Experiences include the option to add 3- or 4-night hotel stays in Canton and the surrounding area. Take a look at which hotels can be added to your ticket package.
Entry Procedures & Bag Policies
Please read the bag policy very carefully. The Pro Football Hall of Fame adheres to NFL Best Practices, meaning that all security procedures used during all NFL games will be used at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
As you arrive at the gate for your security check, you and your belongings will be screened for prohibited items. All individuals are subject to a hand-wand screening.
Due to enhanced security procedures, the only bags, packages or containers permitted to be carried into the stadium are the following:
- An officially licensed clear Hall of Fame or NFL logo bag measuring 12” x 6” x 12”. These bags are available for purchase at Store.ProFootballHOF.com
- A one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziplock bag or similar).
- A small women’s clutch bag approximately the size of a woman’s hand, with or without a strap.
- Medically necessary items will be admitted after being screened at the appropriate gate.
For additional information regarding the clear bag policy please visit NFL.com/allclear.
PLEASE PLAN ON ALLOWING EXTRA TIME TO ENTER THE STADIUM. Prohibited items discovered during inspections will not be allowed on the premises. You may return prohibited items to your vehicle or dispose of them at the gate.
What to Wear
For the VIP Gold Jacket Reception & Gold Jacket Ceremony
We recommend dressing business casual at the Gold Jacker Reception and Ceremony. You’ll see guests in both cocktail and casual attire, so business casual is a good middle ground. For men, opt for a polo shirt or button down accompanied by a nice pair of slacks or khakis. For women, a regular dress or blouse with slacks should do the trick!
For the Rest of the Weekend
Dress comfortably and appropriately to enjoy your experience. You are there as both a guest and a fan, so don’t be afraid to don a t-shirt or jersey showcasing your favorite team or player. We recommend wearing sneakers to avoid blisters or sore feet at the end of the day. Supportive sandals are an appropriate choice as well.
Canton gets pretty warm in August. Temperatures typically stay between the 70’s and 80’s during this weekend, but we recommend checking the 10-day forecast before getting ready to leave. Make sure to pack a rain jacket or poncho in case of emergency.
We recommend packing both shorts and pants to ensure you are prepared for all temperatures. The Hall of Fame is air-conditioned and our party venues are climate-controlled, so you will have the opportunity to get out of the sun. The temperature is known to drop in the evenings so it’s good to be prepared.