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Pizza Oven Coming to Hall of Fame Village

The unique football-themed location is projected to open in Spring 2023

CANTON, OHIO – Nov. 22, 2022 – Hall of Fame Village, a division of the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), today announces that Pizza Oven will be opening a unique football-themed restaurant in its Fan Engagement Zone. Pizza Oven’s pizza will also be available in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and at the ForeverLawn Sports Complex concession area.

Pizza Oven, a family owned and operated restaurant since 1956, will now have 11 Northeast Ohio locations including Alliance, Canton and Massillon. The HOFV location will be a unique football-themed experience showcasing the full menu and great service that Pizza Oven is known for, but in an environment and way that guests can only find at this location. The restaurant is projected to open Spring 2023 and will be located across the courtyard from what will be Pro Football Hall of Famer Isaac Bruce’s Smoosh Cookies.

“We are proud of our continued growth and to bring our family’s tradition of great food service to the Hall of Fame Village,” said Pizza Oven Co-owner/Operator Steve Di Pietro

“Pizza Oven has been a favorite of so many people throughout the area for decades and our Fan Engagement Zone is a natural home for their unique football themed location to be enjoyed by our guests from all over the country, “said Mike Levy, HOFV president of operations.

The Fan Engagement Zone at the Hall of Fame Village is a sports and entertainment-themed, 82,000-square-foot promenade, offering rooftop views of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, which will be an active hub for fans to go before, during and after events to have fun, dine, and socialize. Pizza Oven, Don Shula’s American Kitchen, The Brew Kettle with Topgolf Swing Suites, Smoosh Cookies and others will join Build-A-Bear Workshop and The Visit Canton Visitor Center in creating an exciting guest experience.

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About the Hall of Fame Village

Hall of Fame Village is a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. Owned by the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the Village currently has over $250 million worth of assets under management and is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio. Phase I of the project entailed the construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class 20,000 seat, sports and entertainment stadium, and the National Youth Football and Sports Complex. Phase II, currently under construction, added the Constellation Center for Excellence, the Center for Performance, and will add a Fan Engagement Zone, a Hall of Fame indoor waterpark and a Hilton Tapestry Hotel. Phase III is currently in planning stages. For more information, visit

About Pizza Oven

Pizza Oven was founded by Joe and Georgia DiPietro in 1956 and is now owned and operated by the second generation, Steven and David DiPietro. We have grown from one small carry-out on West Tuscarawas in Canton, to ten Pizza Oven locations. Four of our Pizza Oven locations, Massillon, West Tuscarawas, Navarre and Alliance offer a limited dining menu and seating in addition to our signature carry-out options. In addition to carry-out, we offer delivery to both residential and commercial locations.

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