Pro Football Hall of Fame

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 contained no Cleveland Browns players, but there was one member who has another local connection.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton enshrines its Class of 2017 tomorrow with players and an owner whose careers spanned four decades.

Press Box and South Stands
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UPDATE: The Cowboys edged the Cardinals 20-18 in the first NFL preseason game at the stadium.

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, the new $137 million home of the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame game, is dedicated and is ready to go. 

Crews working around the clock finished the stadium in time for its dedication this morning in the name of Tom Benson, the 90-year-old owner of the New Orleans Saints who helped fund it.  And tonight, the for the Cowboys-Cardinals game kicks off the NFL pre-season at the stadium.  

Statium Park
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The Canton Park Commission is expected to decide soon on whether some of the city’s Stadium Park will be converted into parking for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  

Hall of Fame Village developers presented their parking-lot plan to the Canton Park Commission last week. The Hall will pay for the work to be done, but the city will retain ownership of the property. The Commissioners requested a draft contract for review. 

ODOT Meetng on HOF Interchange
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No homes, places of business or local tax dollars will be involved in improving the I-77/U.S. 62 interchange near the expanding Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

At a public meeting last night, the Ohio Department of Transportation said the plan involves only an addition of lanes to some already in place. So, there will be no new property acquisition., according to project finance planner Steve Rebillot.

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