6 things to know before going to the Pro Football Hall of Fame concert for the Legends


TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Pro Football Hall of Fame Entrance Week concludes on Monday, August 9 with the Concert for Legends at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, located adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The show is expected to include headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brad Paisley, as well as opening act Jimmie Allen.

Want to see the concert? Here are six things you should know before you go.

1. Highlight of the week of the consecration

The Concert for Legends is the final event in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Entrance Week festivities, which celebrates the Hall’s 2020 and 2021 inductees. Last year’s dedication events were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Enshrinement Week kicked off Thursday with the annual Hall of Fame game, this year a preseason competition between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers at Tom Benson Stadium. Over the weekend, 28 NFL players, coaches and contributors will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in stadium ceremonies. The 2020 inductees will be celebrated on Saturday, the 2021 class on Sunday.

Many other activities are planned, including a parade on Saturdays in downtown Canton.

Learn more about Incarceration Week events here.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be performing at the Concert for Legends. (Photo by Amy Harris / Invision / AP)Amy Harris / Invision / AP

2. The concert schedule

Grammy-winning country singer Brad Paisley and classic Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the event, with support from eminent country Jimmie Allen. (Allen is currently supporting Paisley on his summer tour.)

All three will have new versions to celebrate at the show. Lynyrd Skynyrd recently released her compilation album “Nothing Comes Easy”, celebrating works released from 1991 to 2012. Paisley recently released her upbeat summer single “City of Music”, building on a series of singles released in 2021 and 2020. Allen released his second album “Bettie James” in 2020 and has collaborated with other artists The Shires and Noah Schnacky on recent singles.

The doors to the show open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. However, be prepared to arrive early.

3. Tickets still available

Haven’t won a Concert for Legends ticket yet? Passes are still on sale at mpv.tickets.com, ranging from $ 75 to $ 199. Up to 10 tickets can be purchased at the same time, but some sections of the stadium are full.

Canton Hall of Fame

(Photo by Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer)

4. Hall of Fame Village

The Concert for Legends takes place at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a central part of the running Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls.

The surrounding 120 hectares are currently in a state of upheaval. A $ 900 million development project is underway to create the Hall of Fame Village, an entertainment area that will eventually include a football-themed water park, a multi-purpose office building and more.

Learn more about the Hall of Fame development project here.

5. Plan for parking

Due to all the construction going on around the football stadium and the expected traffic, concert attendees should have a parking plan – and that plan should include extra time before the show.

An I-77 exit ramp near the Professional Football Hall of Fame will be closed on August 9 starting at 4 p.m. to prepare for congestion around the event. No parking will be available at the Pro Football Hall of Fame or Tom Benson Stadium, according to the event’s website. Parking will be available at the Stark County Fairgrounds (719 Wertz Ave. NW, Township), for $ 20 per car and $ 200 per RV. Participants can then take a shuttle to the stadium for the show; the shuttles will run from 8:00 a.m. until one hour after the end of the concert. A day pass for the shuttle costs $ 3 per person.

6. COVID-19 Precautions

The Enshrinement Week events website shares two COVID-19 notes in its event details: a COVID-19 warning and a fan health pledge. Participants are required to read and follow the rules relayed in both messages.

The COVID-19 warning states: “You must follow all stadium policies, including health and safety policies, and posted instructions while in the stadium and on the stadium grounds. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely dangerous disease that can lead to serious illness and death. While people of all ages and health conditions have been affected by COVID-19, some people have been identified by public health authorities as being at higher risk based on age and / or conditions. underlying medical conditions. No precaution can completely eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. By entering the stadium and stadium grounds, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 and its variants. “

The Fan Health Pledge states, “By attending the Hall of Fame Game, you have accepted the following Fan Health Pledge on your behalf and on behalf of anyone you have secured a ticket for:

-I will not attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game if I have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of game day, or if I feel ill.

– I will not attend, unless I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC), at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game if I have been exposed to someone who has tested positive COVID-19 within 14 days of game day, or I am subject to a federal or local travel or quarantine advisory due to COVID-19. “

For more information about the concert, see the Pro Football Hall of Fame fan guide at profootballhof.com/enshrinement-week-fan-guide.

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