– Saturday’s Hall of Fame Classic the Centerpiece
of Action-Packed Days in America’s Most Perfect Village –
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – On a classic American weekend, America’s Most Perfect Village features a lineup sure to make every visitor stand up and cheer.
The Hall of Fame Classic, presented for the seventh straight year by Ford Motor Company, will bring thousands of fans to Cooperstown for Memorial Day Weekend. The May 23 Classic, featuring Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro, Tony Pérez, Ozzie Smith and Robin Yount along with recently retired player representing all 30 MLB teams, will begin at 2:05 p.m. at Doubleday Field, with the Cooperstown Game Day Parade at noon on Main Street and the Legends Hitting Contest preceding the Classic at 1 p.m. at Doubleday Field.
Tickets to the Hall of Fame Classic are $12.50 for infield seats and $11 for general admission outfield seats and are available by calling 1-877-726-9028 through Thursday, May 21. Tickets will be available at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Friday, May 22 and at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.
The Museum’s popular Night at the Museum program runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 23 and is already sold out.
As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend in Cooperstown will also feature events such as:
The Fenimore Art Museum begins its summer exhibition season with Maxfield Parrish: Art of Light and Illusion. As one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century, Maxfield Parrish created fantastic images of fairy-tale figures and idyllic landscapes in a style that was all his own. Also on May 23, the Fenimore’s Iroquois Cultural Festival explores and celebrates those elements of Iroquois culture that have crossed the divide and become assimilated into American culture. Events include tasting of traditional Iroquois foods, lacrosse demonstrations and working artisans. Admission to the museum also includes entry to the Festival. For more information, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org.
Brewery Ommegang hosts a concert on Friday, May 22 headline by Pixies and featuring TV on the Radio and John Grant. Gates open at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.ommegang.com.
For more information about Cooperstown-area events during Memorial Day Weekend, please visit the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce website at www.cooperstownchamber.org.
Cooperstown visitors are encouraged to use The Cooperstown Trolley lots for parking during Hall of Fame Classic Weekend. Located just outside the village limits and color-coded in red, blue and yellow, Trolley lots are available for those visitors in the immediate Cooperstown village area. Parking in these lots is free, and a trolley ticket good for unlimited daily transportation costs $2 for adults. Children 5 and under will ride free, and the trolley service will operate from 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. starting May 24 and running through Labor Day. Special extended Trolley hours through9:30 p.m. will be available on Saturday, May 23.
The Museum begins summer hours of operation Memorial Day Weekend. The Museum will remain open until 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, with full summer hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. taking effect starting Sunday, May 24 and running through the day before Labor Day.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. From Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum observes daily regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend until the day before Labor Day. Ticket prices are $23 for adults (13 and over), $15 for seniors (65 and over) and $12 for juniors (ages 7-12) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations. Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For more information, visit our website at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME(888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.