Pro Football HOF Consecration Time Has Been Moved Forward, Tickets Go On Sale This Week

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11 for the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame dedication.

Consecration for this year’s class is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 at noon. The following elements must be consecrated:

• Tony Boselli, an offensive lineman who spent his entire career in Jacksonville from 1995 to 2001.

• The late Cliff Branch, a receiver who spent his career with the Raiders from 1972 to 1985.

• Defensive back LeRoy Butler, who played for Green Bay from 1990 to 2001.

• Official Art McNally, as a contributor. McNally is known as “the father of modern officiating”.

• Linebacker Sam Mills, who played from 1986 to 1997, mostly with the New Orleans Saints.

• The excellent defensive Richard Seymour, who played from 2001 to 2012, mainly with the New England Patriots.

• Coach Dick Vermeil.

• Bryant Young, who played primarily defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers from 1994-2007.

NFL Network and ESPN will cover the consecration, which takes place earlier than usual.

“Moving the time of dedication to noon on Saturday—along with other changes to the general weekend schedule for new class members—will lighten their overall load on a long and busy weekend. “said Jim Porter, president of the room, in a press release. “We believe this will enhance the experience for new members of the class and the many Hall of Famers who return to Canton each year. We also believe this will enhance the guest experience as well, with other activities planned for the Hall of Fame Village campus.

A concert for the legends will take place on Saturday evening August 6th. Headlining and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks. Other festivities on this day include a parade that attracts over 200,000 spectators along a 2.5 mile route.

Entree tickets range from $35 to $175.

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