The Pro Football Hall of Fame has been a part of American sports culture for over one hundred years. Since the inception of the National Football League the hall has received more than its share of fans, players, and contributors from around the world. The Pro Football Hall of Fame consists of 346 individual members, each of which have received their Hall of Fame enshrinement into the Hall with their own individual plaques that display a brief but complete history of their career.
There are two locations within the Hall of Fame: The Museum and the Hall of Fame Stadium. The Museum houses a number of artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs of many of the most famous and notable players in the history of the game. These items include the uniforms worn by some of the best-known football players in the history of the game, the helmets they wore, their trophies, and many other items that help to preserve the history of the game. It also holds the largest collection of trophies from every major award given out during the course of the game. In addition to the trophies on display, there are exhibits on the history of the game and various displays on the contributions of different teams and players throughout the course of history.
The Hall of Fame Stadium is home to a football field where the pre-season Hall of Fame game is played. The entire area is decorated with an artificial turf field and a retractable roof. This location houses the very first in a series of sixty exhibits about the players, coaches, and executives of the Hall of Fame.
The NFL Hall of Fame itself is located in Canton, Ohio at a location known as The Home of the NFL. Here fans and members of the media can experience the thrill and excitement of being a part of the Hall of Fame with a variety of exhibits and displays that provide an insight into the history of the game itself.
The best time to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Hall of Fame Museum is in early March through the end of October. The Museum closes on Sunday for the week of Thanksgiving Day. This is the only time during the year when tickets to the Hall of Fame events are not available to the general public. Those who visit the museum in Cleveland have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance, which will enable them to take in all of the exhibits and history and excitement before it is available to the general public.
Those who wish to attend the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton have the chance to do so on the weekends as well. During the week of Sunday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 21st the entire building will be closed to visitors. Those who plan on visiting during this period should make arrangements well in advance. Some of the exhibits that are open to the public include the actual Hall and other pieces of memorabilia that were used by players and coaches during their respective careers, as well as the actual trophies won during their playing careers. In addition to these, there are also several exhibits on various team achievements and historical moments that were notable during the course of the game.