Football Hall of Fame

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The 34th Annual Canton Balloon Classic will kick off a week of Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement events

More than 50 balloons will fill the skies above Canton, according to organizer Andrea Hartman.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
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The NFL Draft is not coming to Northeast Ohio in 2019 or 2020. And any bids in the near future might pivot away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Northeast Ohio’s bid to host the draft put the first two days at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, and the last day at the Hall of Fame. But this week, Las Vegas got the nod for 2020, while Nashville was previously selected for next year.

Front of Pro Football Hall of Fame museum
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With a record turnout expected for the upcoming Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival in Canton, some highway access and parking changes for visitors are taking place. 

The interchange for the Hall of Fame from the expressway beside it has been a traffic-flow problem for about half a century. 

Artist Rendering Hall of Fame Village Concept
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Northeast Ohio is famous for its halls-of-fame; and another one is coming to the region.  The Black-College Football Hall of Fame is moving from Atlanta to Canton.

For generations, talented American athletes couldn’t play football at major colleges because they were African-American. So, they proved how good they could be by playing for historically black colleges.

To recognize their achievements, a hall of fame for historically black college stars was created in 2009, in Atlanta.