About the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week
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The 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week will take place in Canton, Ohio, for the 54th time August 2018. This weekend full of events honors those legendary in the sport and serves as the signature event to kick off the NFL football season!
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Where to Stay During the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week
Need hotel accommodations? Official HOF Experiences Ticket Packages include 3- and 4-night hotel stays in Canton and the surrounding area. Find out which hotels can be added to your ticket package.
Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Parties
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On Friday, our other guests enjoyed the Official Pre-Concert Party, which featured beer & soft drinks and live music from the Redneck Romeos! Plus, Runaway June – the opening act for Tim McGraw – stopped by to sing a few songs and keep the party rocking.
The Gold tent also held the Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party on Saturday. This party had an array of tasty food and, of course, all the beer you could imagine.
On Sunday, the Game Day Tailgate Party was in full swing with plenty of tailgate-style food, beer and music.
What to Wear
For the VIP Gold Jacket Reception & Gold Jacket Ceremony
We would recommend dressing business casual. Some guests wear cocktail attire and some wear very casual attire, so a good middle ground would be business casual. For ladies, this may entail a dress or pair of slacks. For gentlemen, this may include a button-down shirt or polo with a pair of khakis. You won’t be doing a ton of walking, so feel free to wear any type of shoe.
For the Rest of the Weekend
Dress comfortably and feel free to show off your team spirit, with a t-shirts or jersey showcasing your favorite team. We would recommend wearing sneakers to avoid blisters or sore feet at the end of the day. Supportive sandals are an appropriate choice..
It is important to know it can get very warm in Canton in August. Last year, we saw temperatures in the upper 80’s and low 90’s. Granted, the historic average temperatures in Canton this time of year hover around 81 degrees for a high and 62 degrees for a low, it’s hard to tell what to expect! It is also wise to pack a poncho or rain jacket just in case on inclement weather.
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 this is something to keep in mind.
About Canton, Ohio
Canton is a city located 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 Enshrinement Week and Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, but to many other nationally-recognized and historical events and locations. The William McKinley Presidential Library/National Monument and National First Ladies Library and Research Center are a few of Canton’s most popular attractions, along with its 21 beautiful public golf courses making it “Ohio’s Golf Capital”.
The 75,000-person city has a vibrant art community with Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Ballet and Canton Museum, along with a thriving medical industry with several world-class hospitals and nearby universities. The upbeat, yet historic city is like no other, and is only 30 minutes from Akron, Ohio, and under an hour from Cleveland.
About Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
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. The recently renovated stadium features bright stadium lights with large screen scoreboard and graphic displays, dynamic sound system, and state-of-the-art professional press box housed by national media for both the Enshrinement Ceremony and Hall of Fame Game. 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 athletic events.