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BaAM Creates Legendary Fan Event for Pro Football Hall of Fame

What happens when you combine 100 pro football alumni and BaAM’s fan event expertise?  The 1st-ever Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest.

This year’s inaugural event took place at the I-X Center in Cleveland and hosted the most Hall of Famers ever brought together outside Canton, OH – home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.   This unprecedented event called for an unprecedented entrance.  The evening before the event opened, Hall of Famers were introduced as they disembarked a United Airlines aircraft inside the I-X Center (which was originally built as the Cleveland Bomber Plant in 1942).  As each Hall of Famer was announced, they emerged from the plane and waved to the crowd, assembling a large group of football greats for a legendary photo opp.  The Hall of Famers had officially arrived.

The next two days were packed with football interactive games, clinics, fan gear shopping, autograph signings, photos with the Lombardi trophy, the iconic Hall of Fame bronze busts, NFL Draft Chalk Talk sessions and round-table discussions. Chalk Talk Facilitator, Larry King, hosted many of the “Road to Canton” round-table chats – recounting the incredible careers of football greats like Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Joe Namath. 

The sheer size of the I-X Center can be breathtaking, but throw in a Boeing 737, 100 Hall of Famers, and a regulation-size 100-yard turf football field, and you can understand why the Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest would be called a fan event of epic proportions. One of the most exciting aspects for fans and players alike was the access available to their favorite football heroes.  Even former Miami Dolphins QB, Dan Marino, was star-struck, "It reminds me of when I was a kid. I can't wait to see those old Steelers like Jack Lambert and Mel Blount."  Ticket-buyers mingled with Hall of Famers throughout the event, snapping photos and visiting with their sports idols – making it a truly unforgettable experience for everyone.  

Learn more about BaAM’s role behind the scenes at Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest.

See more photos from the Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest on BaAM’s Facebook page.

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