Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys To Play in 2017 Hall of Fame Game

By Press Release | February 23, 2017

Preseason Classic Set for August 3 at Spectacular New Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton

CANTON, OHIO – The Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys will travel to Canton in August to kick off the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. The Cowboys and Cardinals will face each other in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 8 pm ET in the spectacular new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The Cardinals, who played in the first-ever Hall of Fame Game in 1962, return to Canton for the fifth time and the Cowboys will make their sixth appearance in the Hall of Fame Game series.

Cardinals in Hall of Fame Game (1-2-1)

1962 – vs. New York Giants (T, 21-21)

1974 – vs. Buffalo Bills (W, 21-13)

1986 – vs. New England Patriots (L, 16-21)

2012 – vs. New Orleans Saints (L, 10-17)

Cowboys in Hall of Fame Game (2-3)

1968 – vs. Chicago Bears (L, 24-30)

1979 – vs. Oakland Raiders (L, 13-20)

1999 – vs. Cleveland Browns (L, 17-20 OT)

2010 – vs. Cincinnati Bengals (W, 16-7)

2013 – vs. Miami Dolphins (W, 24-20)

The 2017 Hall of Fame Game will showcase the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium that was recently profiled among “13 Game-Changing NFL Stadiums” by Forbes. The stadium and entertainment complex is a major component of the $600 million Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village underway on the Hall’s campus. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, upon its completion this summer, will feature a new NFL-caliber press box plus world-class hospitality experiences in a variety of settings that provide patrons with a spectacular view overlooking Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.

The preseason classic takes place two days before the Class of 2017 is formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The annual Enshrinement Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Cowboys’ Owner/President/General Manager JERRY JONES and former Cardinals quarterback KURT WARNER are among the seven-man Class of 2017 that also includes MORTEN ANDERSEN, TERRELL DAVIS, KENNY EASLEY, JASON TAYLOR and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON.

Jones purchased the Cowboys in 1989 and quickly restored a winning tradition to the franchise. He has led Dallas to unprecedented success on and off the field. The Cowboys made seven playoff appearances, claimed six division titles and wins in Super Bowls XXVII, XVIII and XXX in Jones’ first decade of owning the team. Under his guidance, the team has advanced to the playoffs 13 times. In addition, his leadership in sports marketing and promotion has influenced the landscape of the NFL and America’s sports culture.

Warner’s Hall of Fame career was capped by five seasons in Arizona during which time he led the Cardinals to their first division title since 1975 and the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl appearance in the 2008 season. The undrafted quarterback whose road to the NFL included stops in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe also played with the St. Louis Rams (1998-2003) and New York Giants (2004). Warner was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player twice and the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIV when he led the Rams to victory with a then Super Bowl record 414 passing yards.


2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls

The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls kicks off with the annual Hall of Fame Game (Cardinals vs. Cowboys) on Thursday, Aug. 3. Other major events complementing the Enshrinement Ceremony and Hall of Fame Game are the nationally televised Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner (Friday, Aug. 4) and the Enshrinees Roundtable (Sunday, Aug. 6). The festivities wrap up on Sunday night with the Concert for Legends.

More than 120 Gold Jackets (living Hall of Famers) return to the Hall of Fame each year to be a part of the celebration. Nowhere else are fans able to see and interact with as many Hall of Famers in one place at one time as in Canton during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.


Ticket & VIP Packages

Official Ticket Packages for the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls are on sale now at: hofexperiences.com/2017-pro-football-hall-of-fame or by calling 844-751-0532. Official Ticket Packages provide fans with VIP experiences, premium seating, and parties with Hall of Famers. Packages start at $275 and range from event day offerings to four-day experiences that include a multitude of special extras.

Individual tickets for the Hall of Fame Game and Enshrinement Ceremony will go on sale on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Fans can also sign-up to receive information and updates about tickets by going to http://www.profootballhof.com/enshrinement-ticket-info-request/ or by following the Hall on social media at @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

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About the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution with the Mission to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.

Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!” that chronicles America’s most popular sport.

Construction on Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, a nearly $600 million development project that includes nine main components, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame’s campus.

For more information about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, please visit ProFootballHOF.com; @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.