2019 Hall of Fame Game set: Broncos to face Falcons in Canton

2019 Hall of Fame Game set: Broncos to face Falcons in Canton

The NFL has its Hall of Fame feature.

The league on Tuesday announced the 2019 Hall of Fame game will pit the Bronocs against the Falcons.

Denver and Atlanta are scheduled to square off Aug. 1 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, to kick off the weekend’s festivities.

“We are fired up to kick off the NFL’s 100th season in the Hall of Fame Game,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. “We are honored to play in Canton and be a part of the celebration for all of the inductees. This is also an opportunity for us to strengthen our connection and our brotherhood with additional time on the field.”

The matchup officially opens preseason play and will be followed by the induction ceremony later that weekend. The 2019 class will be highlighted by first-time-eligible players Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez and Ed Reed.

“With [Broncos owner Pat] Bowlen and Champ Bailey part of this year’s induction class, it’s an honor for the Broncos to play in the Hall of Fame Game,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said in a statement.

“We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of Broncos fans in Canton, and it’s also special for us to help kick off the NFL’s 100th season. Football-wise, it gives our team an extra week of training camp and additional practices that we’ll use to our advantage.”