Monday, April 28, 2014

Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest Giveaway!


I'm not going to lie. I am so ready for some football. 

The first-ever Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest, featuring the largest gathering EVER of Pro Football Hall of Famers is coming!  This once-in-a-lifetime event will be May 3-4 at the I-X Center. There will be 100 Hall of Famers including Jim Brown (WOOF), Joe Namath, Barry Sanders, Lynn Swann, Terry Bradshaw, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Franco Harris and MORE. 


On Saturday, May 3rd from 10 am - 3 pm and Sunday May 4th (may it be with you) from 4 pm - 9 pm, there is something for every football fan in your life. 

Here is the listing of events:
  • A 30,000 square foot reverential walkthrough experience upon entry, dedicated to the participating Hall of Famers. 
  • The Gridiron. A full size 100 yard indoor field with special clinics conducted by Hall of Famers, featuring local College and High School teams. Fans and families will also have free time to play on the field, with Hall of Famers stopping by for visits. 
  • Draft Chalk Talk Theater. A 1,000 seat presentation theater, where fans will interact with Hall of Famers to discuss the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. Fans are encouraged to participate in Q & A. 
  • Legends Theater. A 1,000 seat presentation theater, where fans will witness Hall of Famers discuss memorable football moments on their Road to Canton. CNN legend, Larry King will host the Saturday ‘Road to Canton’ sessions. Pro Football Hall of Fame President, David Baker will host the Sunday sessions. Fans are encouraged to participate in Q & A. 
  • FREE memorabilia appraisals by Heritage Auctions ( “The World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer”. Fans can bring in as many football memorabilia items as they wish for appraisal, as well as, enjoy daily presentations in the Memorabilia Appraisal Theater
  • Interactive games of skill, suitable for all ages, including Quarterback ChallengeTouchdown Run,Lineman PushBackyard KickButtonhookShotgun ChallengeMini-Camp & Combine and more. 
  • A gallery of iconic bronze busts on display, rarely removed from their home in Canton.
  • PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Fans will have a chance to take photos with Hall of Famers in the bust gallery, and throughout the expansive show floor.
  • A Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit titled, “Pro Football and the American Spirit”, featuring footage and rare artifacts honoring NFL players as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. 
  • Radio Disney Cleveland family friendly shows. Saturday 5-7pm and Sunday 1-3pm. 
  • ESPN Cleveland (WKNR 850AM) will broadcast live onsite Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm 
  • A 6,000 square foot official Pro Football Hall of Fame merchandise store.
  • FREE PARKING at the I-X Center.

Whew. If you are looking for more of a VIP experience you can upgrade your general admission tickets for one of the following experiences:
  • Four-Time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw will perform his Las Vegas style one-man show, “America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde” on Sunday, May 4th. Show times are at 2pm and 7pm
  • Autograph Sessions. 16 total. Four sessions during each show, featuring never before presented groupings of Hall of Famers. An exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

If that was all TL;DR for you, here is a short video about the event:
Pro Football Hall Of Fame Fan Fest - Spot 2 - 30 from StoneKap on Vimeo.

You can get more information about the event or get tickets by clicking here
Tickets for each show starts at $39.99 (if you get them in advance) and go up from there.  Remember, autograph tickets are *separate* so get those NOW. I'm going to start raking leaves in my neighborhood to get an autograph ticket for the Jim Brown session. Each session has over 20 Hall of Famers, with no turkeys in the bunch. Woof. 
If you are going this weekend, make sure your phone is charged and tweet away using the hashtags #FanFestHOF and #ThisisCLE. Make your friends jealous. I will be there and I know that is my goal.
Now my friends, is the part that you have been waiting for.    
The awesome people at the I-X Center and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have given me a pair of general admission tickets to give away! 
There are a couple of ways to enter to win, so make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry. I let a computer pick the winner, so if you don't comment, you lose an entry. 

Boo for you if you don't follow directions. I'm serious. Don't lose out because this is awesome. 

1. Leave a comment telling me who your favorite Hall of Fame player is. 
2. Tweet the following: " I'm ready for the @profootballhof #FanFestHOF, May 3-4 @ixcenter! @clevelandchick is giving away tix"
3. Follow @ixcenter on the Twitter. 
4. Follow @profootballHOF on the Twitter.
5. Follow @clevelandchick on the Twitter. 

You have until Thursday, May 1 at 7 pm to enter.  Start tweeting!

Disclosure: The awesome peeps at the I-X Center asked me if I wanted to share with you information about this event and I almost passed out with excitement. They offered a pair of general admission tickets for me and a pair for me to giveaway to one of you woof-tastic readers. I will be there with my pop, so feel free to say hi. 


  1. A homer call but an easy one, the greatest of all time Mr. Jim Brown!

  2. I tweeted I'm ready for the @profootballhof #FanFestHOF, May 3-4 @ixcenter! @clevelandchick is giving away tix

  3. My favorite hall of fame player is Dick Butkus

  4. Jim Brown because I am a Browns fan and he is the best Browns player ever!!!

  5. If only Bo Jackson were in the HOF... Anyway, Cris Carter is my favorite right now!

  6. i don't have a favorite player but would love to win for my husbands birthday. I'm sure he has a favorite:)

  7. I tweeted!

  8. I follow @profootballHOF on the Twitter

  9. I follow @clevelandchick on the Twitter.

  10. I left a comment with my favorite hall of fame player

  11. I follow @ixcenter on the Twitter

  12. I follow @profootballHOF on the Twitter

  13. I follow @clevelandchick on the Twitter.

  14. I tweeted "I'm ready for the @profootballhof #FanFestHOF, May 3-4 @ixcenter! @clevelandchick is giving away tix"

  15. I tweeted @BigRedGilbert - Tweet the following: " I'm ready for the @profootballhof #FanFestHOF, May 3-4 @ixcenter! @clevelandchick is giving away tix"

  16. Comments closed... Thank you for reading and commenting!

  17. Congratulations Nathan! I will be in touch with you for the tickets!