After weeks of speculation, it has been confirmed the Pittsburgh Steelers will play in the annual Hall of Fame Game on August 6, 2020 in Canton Ohio. The game is part of the NFL’s weekend celebration involving the enshrinement of of the modern-era members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2020. The two coaches and three contributors will also be enshrined in August while the 10 members of the centennial class will be inducted in September. As for the game, the Steelers will face the Dallas Cowboys.
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The last time the Steelers played in the Hall of Fame game was in the 2015 season when they fell to the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 14-3. While the outcome of the game is really insignificant, the biggest result for the last time the Steelers played in Canton was the loss of Shaun Suisham for both the season and the rest of his career after injuring his knee on the sideline during a kickoff. It is believed poor field conditions lead to Suisham’s injury, and the game was not held the following season because the field was deemed unplayable.
The Steelers also played in the Hall of Fame game in 2007 against the New Orleans Saints. With the Steelers finishing the game victorious by a score of 20-7, it was officially the first victory for new head coach Mike Tomlin.
The Steelers will be traveling to Dallas during the 2020 season to play the Cowboys. Since these two teams face off during the regular season, their matchup will likely be later in the year. It is still a strong possibility the Steelers could be the Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas.
For Steelers’ fans who are planning on making the trek to Canton, the game will be one of several Steelers’ highlights. Former head coach Bill Cowher along with Steelers’ legend Troy Polamalu will both be enshrined on Saturday. Unfortunately, the induction ceremony for Donnie Shell will not be held until September.
Tickets for the Hall of Fame Game will go on sale this Friday, March 13, at 10 AM EST.