NFL Network’s Rich Eisen to Host
2009 Enshrinement Ceremony
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen will emcee the 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. The Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2009 – Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson, Jr., and Rod Woodson – is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Eisen is replacing longtime emcee Chris Berman, who is taking a one-year hiatus in order to serve as the presenter for 2009 Enshrinee Ralph Wilson, Jr.
Eisen was the first on-air talent added to the NFL Network roster in June 2003. NFL Network launched in November of that same year and is the 24-hour cable and satellite channel dedicated to football.
“I could not be more honored and humbled to be entrusted with such a daunting assignment,” Eisen stated. “I’m honored and humbled because there’s nothing quite like an enshrinement ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame; and daunting, because I’ve been told that if I don’t ‘briskly matriculate the proceedings down the field’ Deacon Jones might ‘slap me in the head.’”
Eisen hosts NFL Total Access, the NFL’s show of record, providing daily news, interviews and analysis from around the league. Each Sunday, he hosts NFL GameDay Final, a show dedicated to giving fans a comprehensive recap of the day’s action with Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci. Eisen also anchors the three-hour pregame show, NFL Total Access On Location, which airs prior to the NFL Network’s primetime regular-season games, in addition to the network’s Super Bowl, NFL Draft and Combine coverage.
One of television’s most visible anchors and personalities from the past decade, Eisen was a mainstay on ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1996 to 2003.
Tickets for the Enshrinement Ceremony are $28 for sideline seats and $60 for floor seats and $150 for special VIP seats. The floor and VIP seats are for 2009 only and non-renewable in future years. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting the Hall’s website at Profootballhof.com or by calling (800)-913-9788.
Tickets for the NFL Hall of Fame Game, scheduled for Sunday, August 9, at 8 p.m. ET, featuring the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans are $45 for end zone seats and $55 and $60 for sideline seats.
In addition to individual Enshrinement and NFL Hall of Fame Game tickets, special fan travel packages are also available through Sports Travel and Tours. For fan package information visit Profootballhof.com or call (888) 310-4255.
All tickets sales are final and are non-refundable and non-renewable.