Report: NFL preseason Hall of Fame Game canceled due to pandemic
The first professional football game of 2020 has been canceled.
On Thursday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the annual Hall of Fame Game, played in Canton, Ohio, has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The game was set to feature the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers this year.
The Hall of Fame Game is the first preseason professional football game each season. The game was scheduled for Aug. 6.
The Dallas Cowboys-Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 6 is being canceled and the Hall of Fame's enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 8 is being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, league sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 25, 2020
In addition to the preseason contest being canceled, the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony has also been postponed due to the pandemic. That event was scheduled for Aug. 8. Another date for the ceremony was not mentioned in Schefter’s report.
Schefter also reported that the Cowboys and Steelers will now play in the 2021 Hall of Fame Game.