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BOXING HALL OF FAME REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC TODAY
TO BEGIN NEXT ROUND OF HONORING THE BEST IN BOXING
Everyone to receive special admission rate of $8.50 from June 29th until August 31st
CANASTOTA, NY - JUNE 29, 2020 -The International Boxing Hall of Fame reopened at 11am today to begin the next round of honoring the best in the sport of boxing.
To mark the reopening, visitors will be charged the Hall of Fame’s youth rate of $8.50 all summer instead of typical admission rates of $13.50 for adults and $11.50 for seniors. Ages 6 and under are free.
Executive Director Ed Brophy officially rings the bell to reopen HOF for the next round
The Hall will step back into the ring with new protocol in accordance with recommendations of the State of New York and public health officials. The following will be 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.
“It is an exciting day in Canastota as we ring the bell to reopen the Hall of Fame and open the doors to fans for a walk down boxing’s memory lane,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “It’s entertaining and educational and can be enjoyed by the entire family at an affordable cost. The Hall wants to deliver a knockout punch never thrown before with everyone receiving the youth rate all summer long.”
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.