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Pro Football Hall of Fame adds mobile exhibit

03/03/2013 10:37 PM ET
By Matt Hughes
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has unveiled "Gridiron Glory," a new mobile exhibit.  

As reported by Forbes, the new mobile Hall of Fame exhibit debuted in January prior to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. The Gridiron Glory exhibit showcases 200 football artifacts, including the Vince Lombardi Trophy and a document attributed to football's first professional player, William (Pudge) Heffelfinger.  

Jim Brown, a 1971 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee, said of Gridiron Glory, "Allowing fans to see these items and this history up close is important to the future of the NFL."

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, located in Canton, Ohio, had sought a traveling exhibit for years as a way to further connect with football fans. The Gridiron Glory exhibit will be staged in the National World War II Museum in New Orleans until May 5, 2013, before moving to the Missouri History Museum for the summer. The Hall of Fame expects Gridiron Glory to be seen by 600,000 viewers in 2013. 

The NFL also announced it will offer hospitality and travel packages for the first time for the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony in August. The Hall of Fame is expecting 250,000 visitors in 2013, an increase of 50,000 from last year. 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013.

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