Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker explains the decision to cancel Sunday's preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. Jim Matthews/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
CANTON, Ohio - The Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday expanded its reimbursement offer to ticket holders of the canceled Hall of Fame game.
The game between the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts scheduled for Aug. 7 was canceled because of field conditions. Many Packers fans were in attendance because of the induction of Brett Favre into the hall.
The Hall of Fame said it would refund the face value of tickets, all processing, shipping and handling fees, pre-paid parking purchased through the hall, pre-sale reservation fees and one night of hotel accommodations to eligible fans. It also is offering four admission tickets to the hall, good for five years, a commemorative photo of the 2016 inductees, a copy of the 2016-17 Pro Football Hall of Fame Yearbook, a 30 percent discount on merchandise from the museum's online store, and the right to purchase ahead of the general public tickets for enshrinement ceremony and Hall of Fame Game in one of the next five years.
Application for the refund can be made at profootballhof.com/gamerefund or by calling (844) 446-3849.
The announcement follows a class action lawsuit against the Hall of Fame and the NFL by fans claiming they suffered damages because of the game cancellation. A copy of the lawsuit also is available at the game refund website.