Induction Ceremony FAQ
Who should I contact at the Hall of Fame? The Hall of Fame Events Team is dedicated making the 2017 Induction Ceremony and Reception our best event yet. Feel free to call or email with any questions you may have.
Day phone: 215.254.5049 ext 1
What are the details for the Induction Ceremony and Reception? The Ceremony is Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at the Hillton City Avenue 4200 City Avenue in Philadelphia. The VIP Dinner Reception starts at 6:00 and includes an open bar, hors’ d'oeuvres and gourmet entrée stations. The Induction Ceremony starts at 7:30.
Is the banquet open to the public? Yes. The Hall of Fame induction is a special night that is shared with area sports fans. We offer the following packages for attendance:
- VIP tickets - $175
- MVP Packager - $1500 - 5 VIP seats and half-page ad
- Hall of Fame Sponsor - $2500 - VIP table and full page ad
- Full table - $2250 (table of ten in VIP area)
- Ceremony-Only tickets - $50
What is the difference between VIP tickets and Ceremony-only tickets? VIP tickets give you access to the VIP reception which opens at 6:00 and the Induction Ceremony. The VIP Reception is a gourmet dinner reception including open bar, hors' d'oeuvres and gourmet entrée stations where you can meet this year’s Inductees, past Inductees and special guests from the Philadelphia Sports. VIP tickets receive assigned seating
Ceremony-only tickets are for the Induction Ceremony itself, which starts at 7:30. They allow access to the cash bar but do not include the reception.
Can I pay at the door or buy tickets at the door? Due to venue restrictions we cannot accept payment at the banquet. All tickets must be paid in full prior to the banquet. Tickets are not available for sale at the door.
When will I receive my tickets? Tickets are mailed 3 to 6 weeks prior to the banquet. For orders received after November 1, tickets will be held at the Will Call desk the night of the banquet.
What about accommodations at the hotel? The Hall of Fame has secured a limited block of rooms at discounted rates for those attending the banquet. Contact the Hilton for the discounted rate:
Phone: (215) 879-4000
What is the attire for the evening? We encourage business attire, dresses for ladies and suits or jacket and tie for men.
Can I take pictures? Yes. Cameras are welcome and picture-taking is permitted in the banquet area.
Will I be able to get autographs? While most Inductees are accommodating to autograph-seekers, this is a special night for them and they will be spending time with friends and family so autographs are NOT permitted.