Centennial Plaza Project

Construction is Complete

The City of Canton’s Centennial Plaza project is complete! The Centennial Plaza project has had some delays due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and was completed in early January 2021.

The September 17, 2020 Canton’s National Football League (NFL) Centennial Celebration was cancelled due to COVID-19 related reasons of health, safety, and regulations.

Centennial Plaza Time Lapse Video

You can also watch the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial Plaza Unveiling, and ElectricTV's NEW Centennial Plaza Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on YouTube.

Centennial Plaza construction is completed
Centennial Plaza Construction Site

Ralph Hay

Ralph Hay was the owner of an automobile dealership that was located on the corner of Cleveland Avenue and 2nd Street SW (directly across the street from the mural depicted below) in Canton, Ohio, and he was also the owner of the Canton Bulldogs football team.

On September 17th, 1920, Ralph and representatives from several other teams met at Ralph’s dealership and created the organization that would become the NFL. September 17th, 2020, marked the 100 year anniversary of the NFL, the Centennial Plaza commemorates that milestone.

Mural of Ralph Hay's Meeting on September 17, 1920

Ralph Hay Dealership on September 17th, 1920, City Hall mural