Colts/Packers To Play In 2016 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Game

Intro: The Colts will get an early start on the 2016 preseason. On Tuesday, the NFL announced the Colts and Packers will play in the Hall of Fame game on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8:00 PM ET in Canton, Ohio.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Canton, Ohio will be the place to be for Colts fans on the weekend of Aug. 6.

After watching Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 6, the present day Colts will take center stage the following day.

The Colts and Packers will kick off the National Football League's 2016 preseason in the league's Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8:00 PM ET in Canton.

Every year, the NFL tries to pair up teams of that year's Hall of Fame class to play in the preseason opener.

This will mark the fifth time the Colts have played in the Hall of Fame game.

-1964 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (W, 48-17)

-1982 vs. Minnesota Vikings (L, 14-30)

-1996 vs. New Orleans Saints (W, 10-3)

-2008 vs. Washington Redskins (L, 16-30)

With playing in the Hall of Fame game, the Colts will likely have an early start to Training Camp in 2016.

Teams can report to Training Camp no earlier than 15 days before their first preseason game. For the Colts, that would be Saturday, July 23.

Below is information on everything that is going on during Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend:

The Class of 2016 – DeBartolo, Jr., Dungy, Favre, Greene, Harrison, Pace, Stabler and Stanfel – will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. The Enshrinement Ceremony takes place at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton and will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN.

Three major events complementing the Enshrinement Ceremony and NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 7, are the nationally televised Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner (Thursday, August 4) on NFL Network, the Concert for Legends, this year featuring Tim McGraw (Friday, August 5) and the Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable (Sunday, August 7). It is at the Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner where members of the Class of 2016 will be presented his Hall of Fame Gold Jacket. At the Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable, the Class of 2016 will be featured center stage as they share memories of the game and their personal feelings about being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

More than 100 Gold Jackets (living Hall of Famers) return to the Hall of Fame each year to be a part of the Enshrinement Ceremony celebration. Nowhere else are fans able to see and interact with as many Hall of Famers in one place at one time as in Canton during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week.

The Concert for Legends, Enshrinement Ceremony and NFL/Hall of Fame Game will be held inside the brand new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The venue's new north stands and fan plaza will be completed in time for the 2016 Enshrinement Week. The second phase of the stadium's reconstruction will be completed in 2017. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class sports and entertainment complex, is one component of the $476 million Hall of Fame Village project that began in September 2015.

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets to the Enshrinement Weekend events are on sale now and available at ProFootballHOF.com/tickets and by calling 844-4-HOFTIX.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame also offers Official Fan Packages that provide fans with VIP experiences, premium seats, and parties with Hall of Famers during the 2016 Enshrinement Week. Official Fan Packages are on sale now at HOFExperiences.com.

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