August 2013 Issue
Canton celebrates a half century of Pro Football Hall of Fame moments.
Check out the bucket list of any sports fan in this country and, chances are, you’ll find “Visit Canton” scribbled somewhere on the slate. That’s because the northeast Ohio town is football Holy Land. It’s been that way since Sept. 7, 1963, when the doors to the Professional Football Hall of Fame opened to the public.
That means 2013 marks 50 years since the Hall enshrined its inaugural class of 17 football legends. Accordingly, Canton is in the midst of a year-long celebration that builds to a crescendo this month, with more than a dozen of the 19 planned events remaining in the playbook.
“It’s a great time to visit,” says Joe Horrigan, the Hall of Fame’s vice president of communications and exhibits. “In August, the atmosphere will be electric … entertaining, vibrant and full of action.”
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