PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers have been chosen to play in the 2015 NFL Hall of Fame Game, the same weekend Jerome Bettis will officially be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Steelers will face the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL’s preseason opener in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 9. The game is scheduled for Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The game will be televised on WPXI-TV Channel 11.
The Vikings and Steelers will close out the 2015 Enshrinement Weekend one day after two of their famed legends are formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Bettis and Vikings stellar center from the 1960s and ‘70s Mick Tingelhoff are among the eight-man class that was recently elected to the Hall of Fame.
Other members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 include wide receiver/returner Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, contributor Bill Polian, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields and contributor Ron Wolf.
Bettis played 10 of his 13 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers.
A six-time Pro Bowler, “The Bus” rushed for 13,662 yards and retired as the game’s fifth-ranked ground gainer of all time.
He still holds the Steelers mark for most 100-yard games in a career (50).
This will mark the sixth time the Steelers have played in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game and the first time since 2007.
Tickets and VIP fan packaged for the game are on sale now and range from $54 to $69. Tickets can be ordered online HERE or by calling 844-4HOFTIX.
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