All events are part of the induction weekend July 22-25 in Cooperstown. July 24 on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, one mile south of the Hall of Fame on Susquehanna Avenue. Admission to the induction ceremony is free. Admission to the annual induction ceremony is free and is open to the public through lawn seating.
Hall of Fame Membership Program participants at the Contributor (1 seat), President (2 seats), or Benefactor (4 seats) levels receive VIP seats with seats provided. More information about membership can be found here. Please note that this is a city with 2 traffic lights and options are very limited, especially on the induction weekend. If you didn't purchase the tickets in advance and not all of the available tickets have been sold for the time period you arrived, you can purchase a ticket and enter immediately.
Information on all of the Hall of Fame weekend activities, including the Legends Parade and the in-game Legends Roundtable, can be found here. With dozens of options in and around the area, this is a great option to be close to all the baseball action. Bonds, Clemens and Ortiz seem to be the only players with a shot at the Hall of Fame consecration when the results are released on Tuesday, with Ortiz more likely to enter his first attempt. Scheduled tickets are available for purchase online and will allow guests to reserve a specific date and time to enter the Museum, which will ease congestion in the main lobby and throughout the Museum.
New Hall of Fame members host a panel discussion where they remember, tell stories, answer questions and have fun at the last official event of the weekend. For those looking to attend the Induction Ceremony or just a guide to visiting Cooperstown, NY, keep reading below. Otherwise, you can take the trolley to Main Street and take a shuttle service to the Induction site, or walk approximately one mile from the city. The Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame Museum is open daily, but will have special opening hours on the initiation weekend.