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First-Ever Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest at the Cleveland I-X Center May 3-4, 2014


Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest

First-Ever Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest at the Cleveland I-X Center May 3-4, 2014
Tickets on sale now at ProFootballHOF.com/fanfest
Call 1-844-FAN-FEST (or 216-265-2624)  

Fans will get to take photos, hear from and talk with Jim Brown, Joe Namath, Barry Sanders, Lynn Swann, Marshall Faulk, Frank Gifford, Franco Harris and many more during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Cleveland (Feb. 19, 2014) – The first-ever Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest will give fans the opportunity of a lifetime to get up close and personal with 100 Hall of Famers. This spectacular event takes place at Cleveland’s International Exposition Center ( I-X Center ) , May 3-4, 2014. Tickets for this unique and incredible celebration, which will include a variety of interactive experiences and multiple opportunities to meet the legends of the sport, are on sale now and can be purchased at ProFootballHOF.com/fanfest and at Ohio Discount Drug Mart store locations. There will be four shows over the two-day event: Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 from 10AM-3PM and 4PM-9PM.

“As a Pro Football Hall of Famer, I realize more than ever how much I owe to the fans who gave me so much support as a player,” said Terry Bradshaw, who was inducted in 1989. “I always receive such a warm reception from fans, and this Fan Fest is a great chance to say thanks to the Hall of Fame fans of the game.”

The expansive event will cover more than one million square feet of engaging activities perfect for everyone from the die-hard to the casual football fan.

Every General Admission ticket includes the following extraordinary list of activities:

  • Pro Football Hall of Famers will be available to talk with, meet and take photos with fans as they move throughout the I-X Center show floor.
  • Draft Chalk Talk Theater where Hall of Famers will discuss and answer fans’ questions regarding the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Legends Theater where a panel of Hall of Famers will interact with fans, as they discuss and answer questions about the history of the game and their individual careers.
  • Football clinics with the legends on a full-size 100-yard indoor field. All fans will have an opportunity to play on this Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) Field of Dreams.
  • Test of skills in interactive games areas. Suitable for all ages.
  • PFHOF Collectibles Theater gives fans the opportunity to bring their own sports memorabilia for appraisal and the chance to have their items in a live auction.
  • “Pro Football and the American Spirit” is a 2,400-square-foot tribute to the more than 1,200 NFL players who delayed or interrupted their pro football careers to serve their country as members of the U.S. Armed Forces during times of military conflicts. The gripping exhibit features stirring film footage and rare artifacts from players, including many Hall of Famers, from their playing days and military careers. More about the exhibit can be found at: ProFootballHOF.com/exhibits/pro-football-and-the-american-spirit.aspx  
  • Each day, several different Hall of Famer’s iconic Bronze Busts, rarely seen outside of the Hall of Fame, will be on display. Fans will have a rare opportunity to be photographed among the bronzed likenesses of some of the game’s true legends.
  • Complimentary parking at the I-X Center.

    In addition:
  • Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw will perform his one-man show, which was launched this past summer at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Bradshaw will perform twice on Sunday, May 4 at 2PM and 7PM (tickets sold separately).
  • Eight autograph sessions will be conducted each day from 10AM to 3PM and 4PM to 9PM. Fans attending every session will have the opportunity to collect 100 Hall of Fame autographs. (Tickets sold separately and will go on sale Wednesday, February 26.)  

“The first-ever Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest will bring together the greats of America’s most popular sport with their dedicated fans,” said George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO. “With such a wide variety of activities, from football clinics to autograph signings, the Fan Fest will allow people to interact firsthand with the players and will truly have something for everyone.”

“I-X Center is one of the nation’s premier exhibition facilities, accustomed to handling the anticipated two-day crowd of 60,000 people,” said Brad Gentille, president & CEO of I-X Center Corporation, host of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest. “We are excited to join our exceptional production partners, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises and BaAM Productions, to deliver an unprecedented sports and entertainment event with 100 Hall of Famers. The I-X Center offers more than 10,000 free parking spaces immediately adjacent to the facility and is conveniently located with easy access between multiple major freeway systems and nearby hotels.”

Hall of Famers participating in the event include football greats such as Jim Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, Frank Gifford, Marshall Faulk, Warren Moon, Anthony Muñoz, Rod Woodson, Lynn Swann, Franco Harris and Earl Campbell. The full list is available at ProFootballHOF.com/fanfest.

Ticket Information

In the first time this many Hall of Famers will be together under one roof interacting with fans, Fan Fest lets the most passionate fans of America’s biggest game get in on the action. General admission tickets are on sale now and include complimentary parking at the I-X Center. Cost is $39.99 for adults and $19.99 for children ages 7-12; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets for Terry Bradshaw’s one-man show are available separately for $70. Tickets for the autograph sessions will go on sale February 28. To purchase tickets fans can logon to ProFootballHOF.com/fanfest, call 1-844-FAN-FEST (or 216-265-2624) or visit Ohio Discount Drug Mart store locations. 

To catch all the updates about Fan Fest and connect with other fans, follow @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Join the conversation using #PFHOFFanFest.

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Since opening in 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has grown to become an 118,000 sq. ft. internationally recognized institution and travel destination. A shining tribute to the men who have made professional football America’s most popular sport, the Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. Mission Statement: The Pro Football Hall of Fame will continue to be the world’s leading Sports Hall of Fame committed to: 1. Celebrating excellence achieved by Hall of Famers, 2. Preserving the history of the game and 3. Promoting the positive values of the sport.  

About I-X Center
The International Exposition Center (I-X Center) in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the nation’s premier exhibition facilities. It is the 9th largest convention center in the world, comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space.  I-X Center is conveniently located adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown, with nearby hotels and secure on-site parking for more than 10,000 vehicles. With a unique ‘one-stop sourcing’ model for all production services, the I-X Center has hosted more than 1,500 events attracting 50 million visitors during the past 30 years.

About BaAM Productions

BaAM is a design and project management company specializing in the unique requirements of high profile and large scale sports, cultural and entertainment projects. Clients include the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, National Football League, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Organizing Committee and Olympic Spirit Group. Follow the company on Twitter @BaAMProductions and visit www.baamproductions.com to stay up-to-date with all of their exciting projects and events.

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Media  Contact:
Cindy Glynn
I-X Center
(p) 216-265-2592