NBA Legends Memorial Hall of Fame Ceremony Moved to Mohegan Sun
Connecticut's Mohegan Sun continues to be a safe haven for national sporting events during the Coronavirus pandemic. It was recently announced that Mohegan Sun Arena would host multiple Bellator MMA events over the next couple of months. Word has also recently come out that Mohegan Sun will host an even bigger event next year, the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend and Induction Ceremony.
This event is typically held in Springfield, Massachusetts, but the facilities up there don't seem to be up to speed yet with safety regulations. So, the Enshrinement Weekend and Ceremony has been rescheduled for May 13-15, 2021, at Connecticut's world-class facility, Mohegan Sun. This is a huge event, the Class of 2020 lineup of inductees is one of the most star-studded ever including NBA legends Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Rudy Tomjanovich, Tamika Catchings, and Eddie Sutton, among others.
The earlier plan for the ceremony called for the Enshrinement to happen at Springfield's Symphony Hall, which can hold around 2,600 people. Mohegan Sun Arena can host over 10,000, although capacity will surely be capped for safety. Announced ticket prices will also keep most away too, top price being the $10,000 Platinum VIP Ticket Package, which includes: 2 Floor Level tickets to the Ceremony and Reception, Enshrinement Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala, Access to the Press Conference Event, 3 nights at the Mohegan Sun hotel, ground transportation to and from the airport, 2 gift bags, and 2 programs. As you can imagine, the cheaper tickets to the Enshrinement Ceremony itself are sold out. They're priced at $1,000, $600, $299 and $149. I'd check the reseller market, I'm sure you can get your hands on a pair if you sell your vehicle.