Pro Football Hall of Fame announcing some changes to the Hall of Fame Game and weekend, most notably moving the game to Thursday night.
This year it'll be Thursday, August 3rd. Gold Jacket Enshrinement happening Friday the 4th, and Saturday, August 5th, will be the parade and concert.
An enshrinement ceremony for the newly-renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will also take place Saturday night.
Read the full press release below:
The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame have worked in a spirit of collaboration for the past 53 years as our community celebrates the induction of football players, coaches, and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This year is no exception, with several schedule changes that will be instituted as part of the continuous effort to maximize the guest and visitor experience.
Notable changes this year include that the Hall of Fame Game will be played for the first time ever on a Thursday night, August 3rd. Friday, August 4th will feature the annual Fashion Show Luncheon, and the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner where the Class of 2017 will receive their Gold Jackets during the nationally televised event.
Saturday, August 5th, will kick off with The Canton Repository Grand Parade and conclude with the Enshrinement Ceremony at newly renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Fans are in store for another big day on Sunday, August 6th starting with the Enshrinees’ Roundtable and concluding with the third annual Concert for Legends.
The full schedule is below (subject to change as details are confirmed). Some of the events are ticketed, many are free, and all are guaranteed to be fun.