Pro Football Hall of Fame Offering Discounts to Steelers, Browns Fans Friday Through Monday

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CANTON, Ohio – The Pro Football Hall of Fame is inviting Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns fans in northeast Ohio this weekend to experience “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!”

The Steelers take on the Browns this Sunday (Nov. 20) at 1:00 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is just under an hour’s drive south of Cleveland.

Any Steelers or Browns fan dressed in their team’s gear who mentions the promotion at the Hall’s box office will receive a $5 discount on any regular price museum admission. The promotion runs from Friday, Nov. 18 through Monday, Nov. 21. The Hall of Fame is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information about planning a visit to the Hall of Fame can be found at: www.ProFootballHOF.com/visit/.

STEELERS IN CANTON
The Steelers have 21 longtime members enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame – the third most by any current NFL franchise after the Chicago Bears (27) and the Green Bay Packers (24). Longtime Pittsburgh players include: JEROME BETTIS (Running Back, 1996-2005, Class of 2015), MEL BLOUNT (Cornerback, 1970-1983, Class of 1989), TERRY BRADSHAW (Quarterback, 1970-1983, Class of 1989), JACK BUTLER (Cornerback, 1951-59, Class of 2012), DERMONTTI DAWSON (Center, 1988-2000, Class of 2012), BILL DUDLEY (Halfback, 1942, 1945-46, Class of 1966), JOE GREENE (Defensive Tackle, 1969-1981, Class of 1987), JACK HAM (Linebacker, 1971-1982, Class of 1988), FRANCO HARRIS (Running Back, 1972-1983, Class of 1990), JOHN HENRY JOHNSON (Fullback, 1960-65, Class of 1987), WALT KIESLING (Coach, 1937-1944, 1954-56, Class of 1966), JACK LAMBERT (Linebacker, 1974-1984, Class of 1990), BOBBY LAYNE (Quarterback, 1958-1962, Class of 1967), CHUCK NOLL (Coach, 1969-1991, Class of 1993), ART ROONEY (Founder-Owner, 1933-1988, Class of 1964), DAN ROONEY (Administrator-Owner, 1955-Present, Class of 2000), JOHN STALLWORTH (Wide Receiver, 1974-1987, Class of 2002), ERNIE STAUTNER (Defensive Tackle, 1950-1963, Class of 1969), LYNN SWANN (Wide Receiver, 1974-1982, Class of 2001), MIKE WEBSTER (Center, 1974-1988, Class of 1997), and ROD WOODSON (Cornerback-Safety, 1987-1996, Class of 2009).

Six other Hall of Famers spent a minor portion of their Hall of Fame careers with the Steelers, including: BERT BELL, LEN DAWSON, KEVIN GREENE, JOHN “BLOOD” McNALLY, MARION MOTLEY, and CAL HUBBARD.

The Hall of Fame Museum is home to numerous artifacts from the Steelers franchise. A few notable items on display include: the gloves worn by KEVIN GREENE when he sacked BRETT FAVRE on Dec. 24, 1995; a helmet worn by DAWSON during the 1988 season; and a jersey worn by Antonio Brown in 2011 when he became the first player in the NFL to compile both 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 total return yards in the same season.

BROWNS IN CANTON
The Browns franchise has 16 longtime members enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They include: JIM BROWN (Fullback, 1957-1965, Class of 1971); PAUL BROWN (Coach, 1946-1962, Class of 1967); JOE DeLAMIELLEURE (Guard, 1980-84, Class of 2003); LEN FORD (Defensive End, 1950-57, Class of 1976); FRANK GATSKI (Center, 1946-1956, Class of 1985); OTTO GRAHAM (Quarterback, 1946-1955, Class of 1965); LOU GROZA (Tackle-Placekicker, 1946-1959, 1961-67, Class of 1974); GENE HICKERSON (Guard, 1958-1973, Class of 2007); LEROY KELLY (Running Back, 1964-1973, Class of 1994); DANTE LAVELLI (End, 1946-1956, Class of 1975); MIKE McCORMACK (Tackle, 1954-1962, Class of 1984); BOBBY MITCHELL (Wide Receiver-Halfback, 1958-1961, Class of 1983); MARION MOTLEY (Fullback, 1946-1953, Class of 1968); OZZIE NEWSOME (Tight End, 1978-1990, Class of 1999); PAUL WARFIELD (Wide Receiver, 1964-69, 1976-77, Class of 1983); and BILL WILLIS (Middle Guard, 1946-53, Class of 1977).

Cleveland also has five Hall of Fame members who spent a minor portion of their careers with the Browns, including: DOUG ATKINS, WILLIE DAVIS, LEN DAWSON, HENRY JORDAN, AND TOMMY McDONALD.

The Hall of Fame is home to countless Browns artifacts of historical significance. A sampling of mementos currently on display include: a 1955 NFL Championship game used, autographed football; the players contract for MOTLEY from 1946; a jersey worn by JIM BROWN during the 1960s; and the gloves worn by Terrelle Pryor Sr. on Sept. 26, 2016 when he became the first player since Hall of Famer FRANK GIFFORD in 1959 to have at least 120 yards receiving, 30 yards passing, and 20 yards rushing in a single game.

NEW AT THE HALL
Hall of Fame Village, a nearly $600 million development of the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus, began in September 2015 and includes significant enhancements to the museum that opened this past summer.

The Hall is now home to an extraordinary cutting-edge, multi-sensory immersive theater, “A Game for Life,” featuring holographic representations of Hall of Fame legends JOE NAMATH, GEORGE HALAS, and VINCE LOMBARDI. The experience provides great inspiration to fans by showing them how the game of football also teaches lessons about life. The stories of numerous Hall of Famers, including JIM KELLY, STEVE LARGENT, ALAN PAGE, JIM BROWN, WARREN MOON and CURTIS MARTIN, are shared.

The Hunt/Casterline Pro Football Hall of Fame Card Collection exhibit recently opened at the Hall. The exhibit showcases the rarest, highest graded, and most valuable football card collection in the world featuring a rookie card for each Hall of Fame player to date. The most-significant pieces of the 300,000-plus collection that dates back to 1888 are displayed. The collection’s creators are Dan Hunt, President of FC Dallas and son of LAMAR HUNT, the Hall of Fame founder of the American Football League and Kansas City Chiefs; and Robert Casterline from Casterline Goodman Gallery, Partner.


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