The 2023 Induction Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on July 23 on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center. Credential applications will be available beginning May 1 at credentials.mlb.com. Only the individuals whose names were submitted will be given credentials, and credentials are non-transferable. Please bring your credential request and a photo I.D. to collect your credentials. Credentials must be worn at all times and be visible. Credentials for photographers designate special photo location for Induction Ceremony. Credentialed media members are not allowed to seek autographs. Any violation will result in immediate revocation.
Hall of Fame Media Center
Media activities will be centralized at the Clark Sports Center, which serves as the Induction Ceremony Media Center. Credential distribution and workroom space will be at the Media Center. The Media Center Work Room features wireless connectivity. Bottled water will be provided in the Media Center, along with restroom facilities. Food will not be provided, so please plan accordingly. The Work Room will be staffed by Hall of Fame representatives.
All media members are asked to park at the 4-H Lot lot at 1527 County Highway 33 in Cooperstown. This parking lot is not lit at night. This is the only controlled parking provided by the Hall of Fame. There will be no parking at Clark Sports Center. There is no parking available at the Museum or the Induction site.
Wireless internet access will be provided by the Hall of Fame at the Media Center Work Room and the Induction site, as well as in Cooper Park for radio and television remotes. All individual phone line or connectivity needs MUST be ordered through Verizon by contacting the Special Events Group of Verizon at 1-800-VERIZON. Media organizations are responsible for ordering and payment of all dedicated phone lines.
Credentialed media receive a ticket for a reserved seat at the Induction Ceremony in their assigned section. Please sit in your seat in the section noted on your ticket during the ceremony, unless credentialed for the photo pit or the TV platform or corral. A limited number of seats are available at the radio table for those providing live updates or needing onsite phone lines.
Daily and wire service photographers have assigned spots in the photo pit in front of the stage. Those with photo pit access are asked to be courteous of other organizations and respect the ground rules. TV cameras are not allowed to roam during the Ceremony. Videography, except with hand-held devices without tripods or monopods, is not allowed from the photo pit. Platforms are set-up on the east and west side of the reserved seating area.
Drone Flights Prohibited
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum prohibits the use of drone flights. If your organization is looking for aerial photos of Cooperstown and the surrounding areas, please contact the Museum’s PR Department at 607-547-0215.