Tom Benson Stadium

Hall of Fame Village plan
Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton is now a nationally accredited museum.  It’s the first major sports hall of fame to hold that designation. 

Like the Smithsonian or the Ohio History Center in Columbus the Pro Football Hall of Fame is now on the register of the American Alliance of Museums

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The new stadium at the Hall of Fame Village already looms over I-77 on Canton’s northwest side, but another phase of construction for the NFL’s newest venue is getting under way.

Crews worked around-the-clock to get the main stands, luxury suites and press box ready for last month’s Hall of Fame festivities and game. But some internal infrastructure and things like the east end zone seating still have to be finished.

Press Box and South Stands
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UPDATE: The Cowboys edged the Cardinals 20-18 in the first NFL preseason game at the stadium.

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, the new $137 million home of the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame game, is dedicated and is ready to go. 

Crews working around the clock finished the stadium in time for its dedication this morning in the name of Tom Benson, the 90-year-old owner of the New Orleans Saints who helped fund it.  And tonight, the for the Cowboys-Cardinals game kicks off the NFL pre-season at the stadium.  

Power Lines For Hall of Fame Village
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What appear to be 80-foot-high goal posts now stand on either side of I-77 where it passes by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.  They’re actually new towers for  new power lines for the new Hall of Fame Village. American Electric Power is putting them in.