Who are the newest Pro Football Hall of Famers of 2009 and where will they be inducted?”
CLASS OF 2009 ENSHRINEMENT Saturday, August 8, 7:00 p.m., Fawcett Stadium The central focus of the entire 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is the Enshrinement Ceremony where each newly elected football legend takes center stage and shares with the audience his innermost emotions and career experiences in a heartfelt and emotional acceptance speech. Thousands attend and millions more watch and listen as the nationally televised event unfolds. The annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony is not only a moving and inspirational salute to the game’s all-time great players, coaches, and contributors; it is also one of the most spectacular events in all of sports. Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson, Jr. and Rod Woodson are the inductees.
The 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will take place in Canton, Ohio, from July 31 through August 9, featuring 15 diverse events enjoyed by nearly 700,000 people experiencing fireworks, hot air balloon flights, concerts, races, and much, much more. Many events are free, some are ticketed, and all are guaranteed to be fun! The celebration surrounds the induction of the 2009 Class of Enshrinees – Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson, Jr., and Rod Woodson. A comprehensive survey revealed that the Enshrinement Festival produces an economic impact of nearly $27 million on the Canton/ Stark County area and $50 million on the state of Ohio. The results are a testimony to the growth of the Enshrinement Festival during its 45-year history.