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BOXING HALL OF FAME EXTENDS YOUTH RATE OF $8.50
FOR ALL VISITORS FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
Youth rate for all has been a “knockout”
CANASTOTA, NY - SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 - Since the International Boxing Hall of Fame reopened to the public in June, fans have been enjoying visiting the Museum for an educational and entertaining walk down boxing’s memory lane at a special admission rate.
Visitors have been charged the Hall of Fame’s youth rate of $8.50 throughout the summer instead of typical admission rates of $13.50 for adults and $11.50 for seniors. Ages 6 and under are free.
Due to the positive feedback the Hall has received, the youth rate for all has been extended for September and October.
“We have been thrilled with the reaction we’ve received for the $8.50 youth rate special this summer,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “It has been fun to welcome fans back to ‘Boxing’s Hometown’ and families visiting have expressed their appreciation for the discounted rate during these challenging times.”
The Hall continues with new protocol in accordance with recommendations of the State of New York and public health officials. The following will remain in place: Masks are required for staff and fans, safe social distancing, 25% capacity, frequent cleaning and sanitizing, hand sanitizer will be available and plexiglass shields at admission check-in.
Among the exhibits fans can see include the world famous Madison Square Garden boxing ring that Muhammad Ali and “Smokin’” Joe Frazier fought “The Fight of the Century” in that is on permanent display.
“Fans visiting the Hall of Fame have a truly unique opportunity to watch the classic 1971 battle between Ali and Frazier ringside to the actual ring they so bravely fought in,” said Brophy.
The Hall of Fame features all of the greats including Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Sugar Ray Robinson, George Foreman, Oscar de la Hoya, Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins and many more. They’re all in Canastota.
The Hall of Fame chronicles the history of the sport with unique and educational exhibits including fist castings, boxing robes, boxing shoes, statues and audio/visual stations highlighting classic boxing matches. The Hall of Fame Wall features photographs and biographies of all inductees.
A not-for-profit organization, the International Boxing Hall of Fame opened to the public in 1989 in Canastota, New York and is located at Exit 34 of the New York State Thruway. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information please call the International Boxing Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095 or visit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
International Boxing Hall of Fame 1 Hall of Fame Drive Canastota, NY 13032 P: 315.697.7095 F: 315.697.5356
TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO
OFFICIAL RESORT CASINO OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
In 2017, The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Turning Stone Resort Casino announced a 5- year partnership that includes a multifaceted program that spotlights Madison and Oneida Counties and has boosted tourism in Upstate New York. This partnership has helped make Upstate New York home to boxing’s most important weekend. The festivities have included a series of nationally-televised boxing events at Turning Stone, culminating annually in June with an elaborate International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend celebration with several events, promotions, restaurant specials and more.