Hall of Fame Weekend

2017 Hall of Fame Weekend

The 2017 Hall of Fame Weekend will be held July 28-31, with the annual Induction Ceremony scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 30 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the Clark Sports Center. Admission to the Ceremony is free and the Ceremony will be broadcast live on MLB Network and will be shown via webcast at www.baseballhall.org. More than four dozen Hall of Famers annually return for Hall of Fame Weekend, with the full list of returnees to be announced in early July, to honor the Class of 2017 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Induction Ceremony

The Sunday, July 30 Induction Ceremony will take place on the grounds outside of the Clark Sports Center, which is located on lower Susquehanna Avenue, just one mile south of the Hall of Fame. The Ceremony is held rain or shine, unless severe weather forces the cancellation of the event. Professional interpreters will be provided for the hearing impaired. The Induction Ceremony historically lasts two-to-three hours. Lawn seating for the event is unlimited and free of charge. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended for comfortable viewing. As the weather in Cooperstown can be warm in July, it is recommended that visitors bring a cap and sunscreen. Merchandise and Museum membership packages are available for purchase at the Induction site. Refreshments are sold at the site. For information on reserved seating options granted to Museum members, please call 607-547-0397.


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Awards Presentation

The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at Doubleday Field. The winners of the 2017 Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters and the BBWAA's J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers will be honored. Gates at Doubleday Field open at 3 p.m. The Awards Presentation is free and open to the public.

The Awards Presentation will be immediately followed by the Parade of Legends, as Hall of Fame members ride down Main Street in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company at 6 p.m., concluding with a private reception at the Museum.

Play Ball with Ozzie Smith

Join a dream team that could only come together in Cooperstown, with Ozzie Smith and his Hall of Fame friends hosting a morning fundraiser for the Hall of Fame’s educational programs. For the 16th year, PLAY Ball returns as Players, Legends and You enjoy an interactive meet and greet experience, starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 28 during Hall of Fame Weekend 2017.

This two-hour event features non-stop interaction at each station with a living legend and includes special mementos. Spaces are limited to 60 participants. The donation is $875 per person, with Hall of Fame Members admitted for $675. To reserve your spot, please call 607-547-0397.

This event is open to fans of all ages. Space is limited and the event will be open for registration this spring. Interested participants can register by calling the Membership department at 607-547-0397.

Parade of Legends

Join the pageantry and excitement as the Hall of Famers ride in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company down Main Street on their way to a private reception at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Staging for the Parade takes place at Doubleday Field and fans are encouraged to attend the Awards Presentation prior to making their way to the Parade. The Parade starts on Main Street, at 6 p.m., on Saturday.

Legends of the Game Roundtable

The Hall of Fame’s newest members will participate in a Legends of the Game Roundtable event at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 on Doubleday Field. This event is for Museum Members only. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

Throughout the Weekend, the Hall of Fame will host a series of educational programs and fan-friendly experiences designed to connect generations of all ages in activities and events featuring baseball luminaries in the timeless and pastoral village of Cooperstown. Additional programming will be announced in 2017.

Transportation to Induction Site

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The Induction Ceremony is on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center on lower Susquehanna Avenue, just one mile south of the Hall of Fame. Shuttles from the Hall of Fame at Fair and Main Street will begin service at 8:30 a.m.

The final shuttle will run at 1 p.m. and shuttles will not run during the Induction Ceremony.

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Membership Benefits for HOFW

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Members enjoy many privileges, including free admission to the Museum year-round and plus special opportunities throughout Hall of Fame Weekend.

Additional Hall of Fame Weekend Privileges (included with all membership levels)

• Free admission to the Museum
• A special members-only entrance to the Hall of Fame to avoid long lines
• Exclusive early access to the Museum on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
• Exclusive access to the Legends of the Game Roundtable program on Monday

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VIP Options (President’s Circle and Benefactor levels)

• VIP reserved seating for the Induction for President's Circle and Benefactor Members
• Opportunity for reserved seating at the Awards Presentation
• (2) limited edition press pins

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Hall of Fame Weekend Travel Packages (includes a membership)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Induction Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Current membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.

Travel Packages

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Travel relaxed and hassle-free, knowing all your arrangements have been made for you by our reliable travel specialists. Each travel package includes museum & event tickets, transportation, hotel accommodations, trip reception, tour host and trip documents. As always, Hall of Fame members receive a 5% discount on BASEBALL travel packages.

Witness baseball history in Cooperstown, NY as the Hall of Fame welcomes the 2017 Induction Class into its hallowed halls. Travel packages include weekend admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Museum Membership and memories to last a lifetime. Learn more

Tickets, Seating & Group Visits

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Admission to the Induction Ceremony is free, and lawn seating is virtually unlimited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Induction site policies

• Closed to all visitors from dusk to dawn
• Only lawn chairs can be left overnight
• Absolutely no coolers, backpacks or other belongings can be left unattended overnight
• The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum prohibits the use of drone flights.

If you are interested in securing seats close to the Induction Stage with provided chairs, you can become a participant in the Hall of Fame's Membership Program at the President's or Benefactor level.

Handicap-accessible transportation from Trolley Lots

Handicap-accessible buses will be available throughout the July 28-31 Hall of Fame Weekend to transport fans from the Cooperstown Trolley lots to Main Street. On Sunday, July 30, handicap-accessible buses will be available to take fans from the corner of Main and Fair Streets in Cooperstown to the Induction Site at the Clark Sports Center, then back to Main Street following the Induction Ceremony.

Group Visits

   
Minimum Group Size

Adults (19-64)

$21.00
20
Seniors (65+) $13.50
20
Youth (13-18)* $11.00
10
Junior (7-12)* $10.25
10

*One adult chaperone is required per every 10 - Junior, Youth or Camp Groups.

Groups must make advance reservations

Group Reservation Form
Youth Group Reservation Form

For more information on group visits, call (607) 547-0312.

School groups should contact our Education Department

Special Museum Hours

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The Museum maintains the following Hall of Fame Weekend hours:

Friday, July 28

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 29

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(7 a.m. - 5 p.m. for members)

Sunday, July 30

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
(7 a.m. - 9 p.m. for members)

Monday, July 31

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
(8 a.m. - 9 p.m. for members)

Voting Rules

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