Plan Your Hall of Fame Weekend Visit
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On July 25-28, 2014 the eyes of the baseball world will once again focus on Cooperstown, N.Y., for baseball's most exciting weekend. More than four dozen Hall of Famers are expected to return to honor the Class of 2014 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, with the Induction Ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET on July 27 at the Clark Sports Center.
54 Hall of Fame Legends to be in Cooperstown For Hall of Fame Weekend
Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, July 25
- Ozzie Smith’s PLAY Ball Museum fundraiser will be held at 8 a.m. The annual fundraiser for the Museum’s educational programs gives fans a unique opportunity to experience on-field moments and share stories with Ozzie Smith, Mike Schmidt, Johnny Bench and Bert Blyleven. The event begins with an exclusive morning reception in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery, then moves to a Cooperstown-area diamond for two hours of interactive stories, instruction and fun. To register, please call 607-547-0397.
Saturday, July 26
- The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Doubleday Field. Acclaimed author Roger Angell will receive the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing, Joe Garagiola will be honored with the Museum’s Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award and Texas Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel will be honored with the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to baseball broadcasting. Admission to the Awards Presentation is free and open to the public.
- The fifth annual Hall of Fame Parade of Legends will begin at 6 p.m. along Main Street. Hall of Fame members will participate in the parade, which will originate on Chestnut Street and conclude at the front steps of the Museum on Main Street. Hall of Famers will ride in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company en route to a private reception at the Museum.
Sunday, July 27
- The annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Clark Sports Center, located one mile south of the Hall of Fame. Baseball Writers’ Association of America electees Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas will be inducted along with Expansion Era Committee electees Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre on stage in front of an expected 50 returning Hall of Famers. Admission to the ceremony at the Clark Sports Center, which is expected to last about three hours, is free.
- The Class of 2014 will have their Hall of Fame Plaques installed in the Museum’s Plaque Gallery at approximately 7 p.m. (inductees will not be present).
Monday, July 28
- The six members of the Class of 2014 will be featured in a Legends Roundtable program at 10:30 a.m. at the Clark Sports Center as they reminisce about their careers and induction into the Hall of Fame. Tickets are available only to participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program and are $10 for adults, $5 for children.
The fourth annual Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, July 26, and will honor the Ford C. Frick Award winner, Eric Nadel, for broadcasters, the J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner, Roger Angell, for writers, and Buck O'Neil Award winner Joe Garagiola.
Seating for the Induction Ceremony is free and virtually unlimited on a first-come, first-served basis. To plan a group trip to Cooperstown, click here
Motorcoach parking must be reserved in advance.
To reserve seats for the July 27 Induction Ceremony through the Museum’s Membership Program at the President’s and Benefactor levels, click here
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For Hall of Fame travel packages through our partner Sports Travel and Tours, click here
Free shuttles will run until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 between the Clark Sports Center Induction site and the corner of Main and Fair Streets in the village of Cooperstown.
Parking will be extremely limited in Cooperstown during Hall of Fame Weekend. As is the case throughout the summer, the village will make parking and trolley service available at three trolley lots in Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Trolley will provide transit to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field from three different locations: the Red Lot on Route 28 (Glen Avenue) at Maple Street; the Blue Lot on Route 28 just south of Cooperstown; and the Yellow Lot on Route 80 at the upper parking lot of the Fenimore Art Museum. All-day passes are available for $2 per adult and free for children 5 and under. The Trolley will operate throughout Hall of Fame Weekend daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Induction Weekend No Parking
All of Lake Street
All of Route 31 (Estli Ave)
All of Susquehanna Avenue
Susquehanna becomes one way West (Route 31 (Estli Ave) Intersection to Chestnut Street) at 10:00AM on Sunday
All of Linden Avenue
All of Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn becomes one way South (Mill Street to Susquehanna Avenue) at 10:00AM on Sunday
All of Mill Street
Fair Street to River Street South side
River Street to Village line Both Sides
Fair Street - Lake Street to Main Street West side
Walnut Street - Susquehanna Avenue to Delaware Street both sides
Chestnut Street to Fair Street both sides
This section will also be closed to Vehicle traffic Saturday
This section may be closed to Vehicle traffic on Friday and Sunday should conditions warrant. Police Chief will make the call.
Main Street - River Street to Fair Street North side
Fair Street – East side, North half of block