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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Football Hall of Fame Celebrates 50 Years

As 2013 quickly approaches, football fans everywhere are looking forward with great anticipation to the collaborative celebration of 50 years of success since the Pro Football Hall of Fame first opened its doors in Canton, Ohio on September 7, 1963 when the first Enshrinement Festival events were held.

The 2013 Enshrinement Festival events will take place from July 19 through August 6. Fans are also marking their calendars for Saturday, September 7, 2013 for the 50-Year Community Celebration Day to be held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Enshrinement Festival events have grown from the original four in 1963 to a total of 19 over two and half weeks, enjoyed by nearly 700,000 people and producing an economic impact of nearly $32 million for Canton/Stark County, and $56 million for the State of Ohio. 

A team of 4,200 extraordinary community volunteers annually joins with the professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame to plan and stage the events that surround the central focus of the entire celebration – the Enshrinement of football players, coaches, and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which has earned its reputation as “America’s Premier Sports Museum and Showplace!”

Stay tuned for details about the Community Celebration Day on September 7, 2013, and other activities being planned to appropriately mark this important milestone by checking out www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com

For more information about top events in Ohio take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Ohio.