2020 National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be postponed to 2021
Frisco, Texas (June 23, 2020) – Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be postponed to 2021. Members of the 2020 and 2021 classes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a singular ceremony next year.
The third annual induction weekend was originally-scheduled for September 19-20, 2020 in Frisco, Texas.
“The health and safety of our Hall of Famers, new Inductees and guests is our highest priority,” said National Soccer Hall of Fame Executive Director Djorn Buchholz. “After monitoring the situation and consulting with medical experts, we decided that it is in the best interest to postpone the 2020 Induction Ceremony. While it is disappointing we won’t be able to bring our Hall of Fame family together and welcome our new Inductees, we are looking forward to doing so next year as we celebrate both the 2020 and 2021 classes in one ceremony in Frisco.”
The 2020 Hall of Fame Class will be announced in the near future. Voting for the 2020 Class was completed earlier this year. Dates for the 2021 National Soccer Hall of Fame Weekend will be announced in the coming months.
The election process is administered by National Soccer Hall of Fame staff under election and eligibility guidelines established by the Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Complete information about the election and eligibility procedures is available online at www.nationalsoccerhof.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME
The National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium opened to the public on November 2, 2018 after calling Oneonta, NY its home from 1983 through 2010. The Hall of Fame marries artifacts and technology such as facial recognition power by NEC and virtual reality to deliver the most personalized experience in sports. The 2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place Saturday, September 21. Former U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati and U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach became the 303rd and 304th individuals, respectively, enshrined into the Hall of Fame.