The mission of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is:
• Honor the Heroes of the Game
• Preserve its History
• Promote its Values
• Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE
It’s not just the past, it’s the future; It’s not just about Canton, it’s the world; It’s not just a great Museum for Football, it’s a Message of Excellence.
Commitment • Integrity • Courage • Respect • Excellence
We protect the Game by making it SAFER
We grow the Game by promoting its VALUES
We elevate the Game by LOVING those who helped build it
To help EVERY fan experience a
Hall of Fame Life by creating
“The Most Inspiring Place on Earth”
From its humble beginnings in 1963 to today, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has grown in both size and stature. Recognized worldwide as America’s premier sports showplace, it’s doubtful that even the most optimistic of those who led the drive to bring the Hall of Fame to Canton, Ohio could have envisioned the successes it would realize. A truly exhilarating museum and exhibition center, the Hall of Fame pays tribute to the talents and triumphs of pro football’s greatest stars. Chronicled within the walls of the Hall of Fame are the stories and circumstances of play that bring to life words such as courage, dedication, vision, fair play, and skill.
Today, the Hall of Fame is now available outside of Canton through a variety of initiatives from traveling exhibits, artifacts on loan, youth and educational outreach programs, dynamic website, and a presence on various social media websites. In its day-to-day operation, the Pro Football Hall of Fame works very closely with all facets of the pro football family - the National Football League, the 32 NFL clubs, and other entities. The cooperative efforts of all of these organizations have contributed greatly to the overall success of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In turn, the Hall strives to serve as the best possible historical showplace and repository for the sport of pro football.
The Hall of Fame is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution that focuses on education, promoting, preserving, and honoring the great individuals and moments that have shaped the sport’s history.