CANTON, OHIO – The Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers will kick off the National Football League’s 2016 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 PM ET in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
The Colts and Packers will close out a 2016 Enshrinement Weekend where three of their legends will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Packers quarterback Brett Favre and Colts head coach Tony Dungy and Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison are among the eight-man Hall of Fame class of 2016. Other members of this year’s class include owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr., linebacker Kevin Greene, tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel.
Favre spent 16 of his 20 NFL seasons with the Packers and led the club’s resurgence, which included a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. He retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdowns.
Dungy coached the Colts for seven seasons, posting 12 or more wins in every year except his first when Indianapolis finished 106. He became the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl when he led the Colts to a victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.
Harrison played his entire 13season career in Indianapolis and racked up 1,102 catches for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns. He was named first or secondteam AllPro eight times and was voted to eight Pro Bowls.
The Colts and Packers will each make their fifth appearance in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.
Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend
The Class of 2016 — DeBartolo, Jr., Dungy, Favre, Greene, Harrison, Pace, Stabler and Stanfel — will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. The ceremony takes place at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton and will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN.
In addition to the ceremony and NFL/Hall of Fame Game, the weekend includes other major events.
More than 100 Gold Jackets (living Hall of Famers) return to the Hall of Fame each year to be a part of the Enshrinement Ceremony celebration. Nowhere else are fans able to see and interact with as many Hall of Famers in one place at one time as in Canton during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week.