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Pro Football Hall of Fame gets its 9 millionth visitor

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Forty-nine years after opening its doors, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has its 9 millionth visitor.

Alex Duff, a 10-year-old Steelers fan from York, Pennsylvania, became guest No. 9,000,000 at the Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon. Alex was there on a family vacation with his mother, father, and older brother, and he beat the rest of his family as No. 9,000,000 because he bolted through the revolving doors while his dad was still paying for the tickets.

Turns out, because I wanted to be in a revolving door, I got to be the nine millionth visitor,” Alex told the Canton Repository.

The Hall of Fame opened its doors on September 7, 1963, and got its millionth visitor in 1973 and its 5 millionth in 1991.

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7 Responses to “Pro Football Hall of Fame gets its 9 millionth visitor”
  1. dawkinseffect says: Jul 9, 2012 9:00 AM

    so did he get something to keep? like a leather helmet or a jockstrap from 1947?

  2. jpb12 says: Jul 9, 2012 9:09 AM

    That’s because Michael Irvin has been through 387 times to look at his bust!

  3. stairwayto7 says: Jul 9, 2012 9:12 AM

    ” he bolted through the revolving doors while his dad was still paying for the tickets” so he was the 9 millionth person and did not have a ticket?

  4. schmitty2 says: Jul 9, 2012 9:23 AM

    Bolted through the door before the ticket was purchased? I’m sensing Goodell will launch an all out investigation on this

  5. joetoronto says: Jul 9, 2012 9:44 AM

    While the HOF is truly a special place, it really could use a facelift, especially the front of it.

    It doesn’t look grand at all and it should, IMO.

  6. thingamajig says: Jul 9, 2012 11:01 AM

    Is the NFL bragging that it took almost 50 years to get 9 million visitors? Doesn’t Disneyland do that in about 6 months?

  7. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 9, 2012 12:13 PM

    Them revolving doors is fun.

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