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Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Oct. 6, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013
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Purchase your tickets now for Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — a major exhibition focusing on the history of pro football, from its humble beginnings in 1892 to its rise as one of the world’s most beloved sports.

The blockbuster exhibition makes its national premiere at the History Center this fall before embarking on a nationwide traveling tour. The Pittsburgh exhibition is made possible by Highmark, the presenting sponsor.


Exhibit Information

Gridiron Glory is the most comprehensive traveling exhibit ever created on America’s most popular sport.

The exhibit includes more than 200 football artifacts, rare photos, and one-of-a-kind documents from the Pro Football Hall of Fame collections, many of which have never been seen outside of Canton, Ohio.

Highlights include:

  • The 1892 Allegheny Athletic Association accounting ledger featuring Pudge Heffelfinger, known as “Pro Football’s Birth Certificate”
  • Artifacts from pro football’s pioneers, such as Jim Thorpe, Knute Rockne, Red Grange, Johnny “Blood” McNally, Sammy Baugh, and Bobby Layne
  • Items from the golden era of pro football, including Jim Brown, Vince Lombardi, Dick Butkus, Johnny Unitas, and Tom Landry
  • Highlights from the NFL’s greatest running backs, such as O.J. Simpson, Eric Dickerson, Tony Dorsett, Walter Payton, Bo Jackson, and Barry Sanders
  • Artifacts from record-breaking quarterbacks, including John Elway, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino
  • Items from today’s stars, including Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning

Gridiron Glory also features unique artifacts from the Pittsburgh Steelers, including Art Rooney, Franco Harris, Joe Greene, Lynn Swann, and Jack Lambert, along with a special area of the exhibition dedicated to Western Pennsylvania’s incredible pro football tradition.

Gridiron Glory - Champions Theater


Gridiron Glory Exhibit - Steelers

Buy Tickets

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Purchase your exhibit tickets at www.showclix.com or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS. Tickets may also be purchased on-site at the History Center box office at 1212 Smallman St. in the Strip District during regular museum hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day).

Are You a History Center Member?
Members receive free admission throughout the run of the exhibit and do not need to purchase or reserve tickets in advance. If you are interested in becoming a History Center member, please contact Shirley Gaudette at 412-454-6436 or membership@heinzhistorycenter.org. Memberships are also available online or at the History Center box office.

Event Lineup

Check out the History Center's hard-hitting lineup of public events throughout the fall that will appeal to football fans of all ages.

For more information about Gridiron Glory events please contact Sarah Rooney at serooney@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6373.

Group Tours

To schedule a group tour please contact Margaret Kerr at 412-454-6428 or makerr@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Press About Gridiron Glory

Enjoy the following stories about Gridiron Glory.

Ready for some football with your museum?
USA Today (Sept. 25, 2012)

Preview: 'Gridiron Glory' exhibition brings football history to the History Center
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Oct. 4, 2012)

Ready for some football? History Center has you covered
Beaver County Times (Oct. 3, 2012)

Hall of Fame road trip
Associated Press (Sept. 28, 2012)

First Artifacts Arrive For 'Gridiron Glory' Exhibit At Heinz History Center
KDKA (Sept. 26, 2012)

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