Wednesday, April 24, 2024

- Accommodates Summer Olympic Production Concerns -


SPRINGFIELD, MASS.  – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has announced it will move its Enshrinement Ceremonies from August 16-17 to October 12-13 to accommodate requests of the vast global basketball community amid an extensive and expanding summer schedule, highlighted by the 2024 Summer Olympics. The date change will continue to position the Hall of Fame event as a successful, well-produced standalone event not compromised by potential production conflicts.


“The Hall of Fame appreciates the input from friends across the basketball community and the recommendations of our production partners regarding a schedule adjustment for our Enshrinement Ceremonies,” said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. “We understand the importance of the burgeoning Olympic basketball events to our broader constituencies and regret any inconvenience caused by the change. This one-time move to October assures that we are best positioned to once again create a great experience for our guests and deliver viewers a first-class presentation to celebrate our esteemed Class.”


Enshrinement Weekend will begin at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, October 12, with the Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala. The Class of 2024 and returning Hall of Famers will then assemble in Springfield, Mass., for the annual events taking place at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and Springfield’s Symphony Hall on Sunday, October 13.


The updated schedule of events for Enshrinement 2024:


Saturday, October 12, at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, Conn.)

Enshrinement 2024 Autograph Session

Enshrinement 2024 Press Conference

Enshrinement Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala


Sunday, October 13, in Springfield, Mass.

Enshrinement Ceremony VIP Reception at Springfield Marriott

Enshrinement Ceremony Red Carpet Show at Symphony Hall 

Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall


For ticketed individuals unable to attend the newly scheduled Enshrinement Weekend events for the Class of 2024, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is facilitating refunds. Those who require refunds should contact the Hall of Fame at 1-877-4HOOPLA or [email protected].


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About the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame:

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith 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 450 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 #24HoopClass, or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.