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

Hank Aaron   Dennis Eckersley   Sandy Koufax   Frank Robinson
Roberto Alomar   Rollie Fingers   Barry Larkin   Nolan Ryan
Ernie Banks   Carlton Fisk   Tony La Russa   Mike Schmidt
Johnny Bench   Whitey Ford   Tom Lasorda   Tom Seaver
Bert Blyleven   Bob Gibson   Greg Maddux   Ozzie Smith
Wade Boggs   Pat Gillick   Juan Marichal   Bruce Sutter
George Brett   Tom Glavine   Paul Molitor   Don Sutton
Lou Brock   Goose Gossage   Eddie Murray   Frank Thomas
Jim Bunning   Doug Harvey   Phil Niekro   Joe Torre
Rod Carew   Rickey Henderson   Tony Pérez   Billy Williams
Steve Carlton   Whitey Herzog   Gaylord Perry   Dave Winfield
Orlando Cepeda   Reggie Jackson   Jim Rice   Robin Yount
Bobby Cox   Fergie Jenkins   Cal Ripken    
Andre Dawson   Al Kaline   Brooks Robinson    

 

[Hall of Fame Weekend FAQ]

Museum Hours:

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.

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

To browse lodging options in Cooperstown, click here 

For Hall of Fame travel packages through our partner Sports Travel and Tours, click here 

Shuttle Service

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

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 

Main Street

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.

Handicap Parking

Main Street - River Street to Fair Street North side

Fair Street – East side, North half of block