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As the birthplace of professional football and home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio, is steeped in football tradition.

The Canton Bulldogs were one of eight original franchises in the NFL – then called the American Professional Football Association. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, where the 2015 IFAF Senior World Championship will take place, each year hosts the NFL Hall of Fame Game, a preseason exhibition that wraps up Hall of Fame weekend in the city.

Located 60 miles south of Cleveland and 100 miles west of Pittsburgh, Canton also hosted the 2009 IFAF Under-19 World Championship, the inaugural event at that age level. Led by running back David Wilson (N.Y. Giants), quarterback Bryce Petty (Baylor), safety Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) and an offensive line that included Oday Aboushi (New York Jets), Jack Mewhort (Indianapolis Colts) and Brian Winters (New York Jets), the United States defeated Canada, 41-3, in the gold medal game.

With a moderate Midwestern climate, Canton’s average high temperature in July is 82 degrees Fahrenheit with an average low of 62. (28/17 Celsius).

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Directions to stadium

From the north: Take Interstate-77 south to the Fulton Road exit. At the light, cross over Fulton Road onto Blake Avenue and continue going straight for approximately a half mile. The stadium is on the left.

From the south: Take Interstate-77 north to the Fulton Road exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Fulton Road then travel approximately a quarter mile. Turn left onto Blake Avenue and continue on Blake for approximately a half mile. The stadium is on the left.

From the east: Take Route 62 west and stay in the left lane as you approach Interstate-77 (with the choice to go north or south). By staying left, you will merge into the off-ramp lane that is the Fulton Road exit. At the light, cross over Fulton Road onto Blake Avenue and continue going straight for approximately a half mile. The stadium is on the left.

From the west: Take Route 30 east and take the Interstate-77 north exit. Travel north on I-77 for approximately two miles. Take Interstate-77 south to the Fulton Road exit. At the light, cross over Fulton Road onto Blake Avenue and continue going straight for approximately a half mile. The stadium is on the left.

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