- The Denver Broncos are betting favorites heading into Thursday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame game.
- A total of eight players and executives will be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.
- The four-day event will begin on August 1 with the beginning of the NFL preseason.
- The weekend concludes with a concert by Imagine Dragons on Sunday, August 4.
CANTON, Ohio – The six-month hiatus away from pro football is nearing its conclusion, as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game is less than a week away.
The game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos will be played on Thursday, August 1 starting at 8 pm EST in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, marking the first week on the NFL preseason.
The Falcons came out as the favorite for the line’s opening however, the Broncos have been getting the action as of late – having moved the line 4 points. Now, the Broncos are -2.5 (-110) over the Falcons and betting on the Broncos straight up (-135) has become the favorite as well.
However, that is just one of the events that are happening during the 4-day Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week. Before the game, an autograph session will kick off the extended weekend’s activities as well as tailgate parties leading up to the game.
On the Friday following the game, the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony will take place, where guests are welcomed with a self-guided tour and access to the NFL Hall of Fame beforehand.
Depending on the ticket package purchased, guests are also able to attend the ceremony, which is welcomed with a private dining experience and an open bar.
On Saturday, the Gold Jacket Walk – similar to a red-carpet entrance at awards shows – will allow the newest inductees to be honored in front of fans as they make their way to the commencement of the Class of 2019 Enshrinement Ceremony.
This ceremony is when the 2019 Hall of Fame Class unveils their bronze busts and are placed amongst the greatest players of all time.
Sunday may be the day for traveling home for some; however, the action does not stop until the end of the night. Both breakfast and lunch are provided, depending on the access level purchased, where the luncheon features a roundtable discussion from the newest members of the HOF. Here, they discuss their road to Canton and reflect on the legacy they have left behind.
When the reflection period is over, Tom Benson Stadium will host Imagine Dragons, who will put on a concert beginning at 8 pm EST.
More information of the weekend and the ability to purchase tickets can be found at HOF Experiences.
The Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019
|Team:||Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos|
|Accolades:||215 Games Played. 12-time Pro Bowler. 7 times All-Pro. 52 Interceptions.|
|Known For:||Most Pro-Bowlers for a DB. Youngest player to intercept 3 passes in one game.|
|Accolades:||7 Super Bowl Appearances. 3 Super Bowl Victories|
|Known For:||35-year legacy. Owning Colorado Crush and Denver Outlaws.|
|Gil Brandt||Talent Scout, Vice President of Player Personnel|
|Team:||LA Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys|
|Accolades:||20 straight winning seasons with Cowboys. 2 Super Bowl Victories|
|Known For:||33-year legacy pioneering the scouting and evaluation system in the NFL.|
|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons|
|Accolades:||270 Games Played. 14-time Pro Bowler. 10 times All-Pro. 111 Receiving Touchdowns|
|Known For:||TE career leader in games played, receptions, and receiving yards.|
|Team:||New England Patriots, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, and Denver Broncos|
|Accolades:||203 Games Played. 3 Super Bowl Victories. 5-time Pro Bowler. 2 times All-Pro. 53 Interceptions.|
|Known For:||New England Patriots Hall of Fame, 2-time NFL interceptions leader.|
|Team:||Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, and Tennessee Titans|
|Accolades:||241 Games Played. 8-time Pro Bowler. 8 times All-Pro.|
|Known For:||Former President of NFL Players Association, Coaching Chicago Bears and Arizona State.|
|Team:||Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, and New York Jets|
|Accolades:||174 Games Played. Super Bowl Champion. 9-time Pro Bowler. 8 times All-Pro. NFL DPOY, 3-time NFL interceptions leader.|
|Known For:||Longest interception return, most interception return yards, most multi-interception games.|
|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Accolades:||164 Games Played. Super Bowl Champion. 3 AFL Championships, 7 times All-AFL, 1 time All-Pro .|
|Known For:||57 career interceptions. Playing Super Bowl with three broken ribs. Winningest player in AFL history.|
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