How Do You Get Tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement?

By Allie Shriver


Did you know that you can attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – not many people know that you can purchase tickets to the ceremony. While the crowd is filled with family, friends, and peers of the NFL players being enshrined, regular Joes and Janes like us can attend. How is this possible? Where do you get your tickets? Are there other events? These are all questions I’m answering for you!

How to Get Tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

There are a few ways to get tickets to the induction. You can buy directly through the Pro Football Hall of Fame for individual tickets to the Enshrinement, the Hall of Fame Game, and the Concert for Legends. Currently, they have a 2018 registration site up where you can pay to guarantee your ticket and then you will pay the remainder later when tickets are released. This is a great option if you really want to attend only one event. But why attend just one of the events when you can attend all the events and get exclusive extras? Pro Football Hall of Fame Experiences is the only place you can get ticket packages.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Experiences program brings fans closer than ever to the greatest players of the game. With a ticket package, you get perks no one else with a general ticket will have. You’ll enjoy four days of football bliss with elite access to Hall of Fame sanctioned events including the Class of 2018 Autograph Session, the Gold Jacket Walk, the Enshrinees’ Roundtable Luncheon and so much more. These insider extras really set your weekend apart from the rest of the attendees.


What are the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Celebration Events?

The Hall of Fame Game

Every year the Hall hosts the first game of the preseason at Tom Benson Stadium. Usually, the biggest names in the class see their teams go head to head. Past games have included The New York Giants vs the Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins vs the Dallas Cowboys, the Pittsburg Steelers vs the Minnesota Vikings. This year’s Hall of Fame Game kicked off the weekend with a battle between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals. While the Cowboys won with a 20-18 score, the Cardinals didn’t go down easy. This year, Thursday night was all about tailgating food and tackles for VIP guests.

The Concert for Legends

For the last few years, the Hall has invited some pretty big names to stop by and celebrate with the new Class. To honor the legends of the game, Aerosmith, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith have all performed killer sets. This year Toby Keith was joined by Kid Rock for a night of all-American country. Every year the concerts get bigger and every year our guests are thrilled to attend.

The Enshrinement Ceremony

This is the big kahuna! The whole reason you come to Canton is to see the biggest stars of the NFL receive their busts and give their heartfelt speeches. While the ceremony is long, it is one of the most meaningful events you can attend in your life. You hear the words of men who have overcome so much to be where they are. Their determination, skill, and humor shine through during these moments of reflection and it is something wonderful to see.


Other Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Activities 

Game Day Tailgate Parties

VIP Kickoff Tailgate Party
Kick off the 2018 NFL Preseason with the ultimate tailgate party. Your ticket gets you behind the velvet rope for Meet-and-Greet access with Pro Football Hall of Famers, while enjoying an unrivaled spread of food, desserts, soft drinks and a full bar.

Game Day Tailgate Party
Enjoy beer, soft drinks, and an impressive buffet in true football tailgate style with games, music, dancing and more. Plus, each guest receives a Hall of Fame souvenir.

Gold Jacket Ceremony Receptions

VIP Gold Jacket Reception
Guests will have exclusive access to a private venue where they will enjoy a seated dining experience with open bar prior to attending the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony.

Private Reception at the Hall of Fame

Enjoy an exclusive event at the Hall of Fame prior to and during the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony.

  • Reception includes dinner stations, beer, and wine.
  • Guests will have exclusive after-hours access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the opportunity for a self-guided tour of the museum.
  • Get exclusive behind-the-scenes highlights from the Class of 2018’s road to Canton.
  • Enjoy a viewing of the Gold Jacket Ceremony, as well as interactive games, trivia, and prizes throughout.

Enshrinement Day Activities

Enshrinement Stage Photo
Get your picture taken on the same stage that this year’s Hall of Famers will tell their life’s stories and receive their Bronze Busts later that evening.

Returning Gold Jacket Autograph Session

Gold Jacket VIP Party
Kicking off just prior to the Class of 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony, you will join returning members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the party of a lifetime. Your ticket gets you inside access to Hall of Famers for pictures and Meet-and-Greets with an amazing array of food, desserts, and an open bar.

Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party
If you think tailgating among Pro Football’s greatest fans with great music, great food, beer and soft drinks sounds like your kind of party, then look no further. This exclusive tailgate party on the Hall of Fame campus provides entertainment before the Class of 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony.

Gold Jacket Walk
Be on the ropes while returning Hall of Famers make their way to the Enshrinement stage. This is the closest anyone can get to this group of Pro Football legends.

Concert Day Activities

Breakfast with the Busts
Enjoy a delicious breakfast, and be the first to see the Class of 2018 Bronze Busts and tour the Hall before doors open to the public.

Enshrinees' Roundtable Luncheon
Guests will enjoy lunch seated with the Class of 2018 Enshrinees followed by a center-stage roundtable featuring the newest members of the Hall of Fame as they share their stories of their road to Canton.

Pre-Concert Fan Party
Join us for this Official Pre-Concert Fan Experience. Eat, drink and party like a rock star with great food, cold beer, lots of prizes and entertainment.

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