History of The American Football Hall of Fame

American Football Hall Of Fame

The history of the American Football Hall of Fame goes back decades. The idea was first created in 1962, thanks to an editorial campaign by the Canton, Ohio Repository newspaper. City leaders had won the honor as the designated site for the National Football League Hall of Fame. The construction on the hall was started on August eleventh of the same year, and the public opening was held on September 7, 1963. The Hall of Fame contained nineteen thousand square feet and covered two buildings. On the opening day there were seventeen players inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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