Centennial Plaza Project

Coronavirus Update: Ohio’s coronavirus shutdown won’t affect Centennial Plaza (CantonRep.com)

The City of Canton’s Centennial Plaza project is now underway! The Centennial Plaza project will be completed in time for the Canton’s National Football League (NFL) Centennial Celebration.

Centennial Plaza construction to be completed by September 17, 2020

Centennial Plaza construction progress

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.

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

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