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Celebrating the NFL Centennial

On Sept. 17, 2020, David Baker, President & CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, addressed a national TV audience from Canton at halftime of the Battle of Ohio, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland, to celebrate the NFL’s centennial celebration.

During halftime, the 11 player pylons with over 25,000 players who played in the NFL during its first 100 years were unveiled at Centennial Plaza.

“No other city in America has such a legacy and connection to its love of the game than Canton, Ohio,” Baker said as the pylons were unveiled.

Canton Centennial Plaza view of the Rotunda Spires

Canton cuts ribbon on Centennial Plaza

Story by Repository staff report ( CANTON – City and business leaders gathered Saturday night to officially dedicate the football-themed Centennial Plaza downtown. The celebration, which...

NFL Centennial Celebration events postponed photo

NFL Centennial Celebration events postponed

Story by Kelly Byer ( CANTON A once-in-a-hundred-years celebration of the NFL will not occur in Canton thisyear. Canton City officials and the Centennial Celebration...



Story by The ELEVEN is a $2.2 million multi-year project of ArtsinStark and The Pro Football Hall of Fame with the following goals: To...