Tickets for Hall of Fame Classic on Sale March 16

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – A Cooperstown tradition is set to return for another memorable Memorial Day Weekend at Doubleday Field.

Tickets for the 2020 Hall of Fame Classic, scheduled for Saturday, May 23, are on sale now for participants in the Museum’s Membership Program and go on sale Monday, March 16, to the general public online and via phone. Hall of Fame members Wade Boggs, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Fergie Jenkins, Tim Raines and Ozzie Smith will be joined by recently retired players representing all 30 major league teams for a seven-inning legends game at Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field.

The 2020 Hall of Fame Classic highlights a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless connection of baseball across generations.

Tickets will be available via phone at (607) 207-9519 or here. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Classic are $15 for grandstand seats, $12.50 for first baseline seats and $11 for outfield seats.

The Classic, now in its 12th year and fueled by assistance from MLB, features a pre-game Home Run Contest at noon, followed by the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.

The full rosters of participating players will be announced later this spring.

Hall of Fame Classic Weekend features additional family events designed to promote interactivity between fans and their baseball heroes. Following the game on Saturday will be the Doubleday Kids Dash, a chance for children to round third and head for home on the base paths of historic Doubleday Field. Space in the Doubleday Kids Dash, which is a free event, is limited. Signups for the Doubleday Kids Dash will be held after the game at Doubleday Field.

Later that evening, the Hall of Fame will reprise its Night at the Museum program, now in its eighth season. Hall of Fame legends and former players will greet fans throughout the Museum on Saturday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Game participants will canvass the Museum during the course of a two-hour event that will bring the Museum to life with special programs and interactions. While the Night at the Museum program is not an autograph session, fans should remember to bring their camera to capture their special memories. Tickets for Night at the Museum are on sale now for Museum Members and go on sale March 16 to the general public. Tickets are priced at $50 for participants in the Museum’s Membership Program and $100 for non-Members. For information on Museum Membership, please click here.

The Hall of Fame’s popular BASE Race returns for a Memorial Day Weekend date as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend festivities. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, will present the ninth annual BASE Race charity runs – a 5k fun run and competitive 10k event – on Saturday, May 23, starting and ending at historic Doubleday Field. The race events benefit the Museum’s “Be A Superior Example” program promoting healthy lifestyle choices for individuals of all ages. Registration for the BASE Race is $25 or $55 for families. On race day, registration will be $30 for individuals and $65 for families. Additional details are available by calling the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at 607-547-0349 or the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.

The Museum will also offer the Cooperstown Classic Clinic, a baseball training event for youngsters ages 7-12 on Friday, May 22 from 4-7 p.m. The Clinic gives youth participants a chance to receive hands-on tips and advice from several former major leaguers at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. The event is free but pre-order is required for this special opportunity by clicking here.

All tickets purchased online or via phone will be shipped starting Friday, April 24. Tickets purchased online or via phone prior to May 15 will be sent via U.S. Mail.

Tickets purchased May 16 through May 21 must be picked up at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. Online ticketing ends at 5 p.m. ET on May 21.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ticket Booth on Friday, May 22, and again at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.

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 Classic Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.

Also as part of Classic Weekend, Hall of Fame members will lead an exclusive golf outing, with a limited number of spots available for golfers, at the beautiful Leatherstocking Golf Course on Otsego Lake. For more information on supporting the Hall of Fame through this exclusive golf outing, please call 607-547-0310.