Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Enshrinement Weekend Now Slated for Late August 2020


Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today its newly established schedule of events and upcoming announcement calendar surrounding the Enshrinement of the highly anticipated Class of 2020. The Enshrinement process will culminate with the Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, August 29th.  A first look at the nominees will be revealed on Friday, December 20th with the first opportunity to purchase exclusive VIP packages coming after the Finalist Announcement during NBA All-Star Weekend in mid-February.

“There is great enthusiasm building around the Class of 2020 as potentially one of our most historic classes to date,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are excited to launch a new schedule of events and programming surrounding this momentous occasion. Coinciding with the reveal of our multi-million-dollar museum renovation, we welcome all basketball fans to Springfield this August.”


The announcement timeline with dates for the Class of 2020 Enshrinement is as follows:


Friday, December 20, 2019

  • Class of 2020 Nominees Revealed – 3:00 PM EST on ESPN “The Jump”

Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Release of Enshrinement Weekend Schedule of Events

Monday, February 10, 2020

  • Announcement of Enshrinement 2020 Ticket Plans and On-Sale Information

Friday, February 14, 2020 at NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago, IL

  • Class of 2020 Finalists and Award Winners Announcement
  • Exclusive VIP Packages On-Sale

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta, GA

  • Class of 2020 Announcement
  • All Tickets On-Sale

Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30, 2020

  • Friday, August 28 – Enshrinement Tip Off Celebration & Awards Dinner (Mohegan Sun)
  • Saturday, August 29 – Enshrinement Gala & Ceremony (Springfield, MA)
  • Sunday, August 30 – Basketball Hall of Fame’s “Springfield Day” Community Celebration


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About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit, follow @hoophall #20HoopClass or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.