Introducing the Class of 2020!

Induction Weekend 2020


  • Boomer (Indiana Pacers, NBA)
  • Oriole Bird (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)
  • Youppi! (Canadiens de Montreal, NHL)
  • Blue (Indianapolis Colts, NFL)

In October 2019, exactly 126,824 votes were cast by the general public, annual members of the Mascot Hall of Fame children's museum, and the MHOF's Executive Committee. Votes were submitted from all 50 U.S. states and from 58 countries across the globe.

What began with 19 nominees from the 4 major professional sports leagues in North America, university-level mascot programs, minor league sports franchises, and an independent sports program in the first round culminated with 4 officially elected mascots.

These mascots - Boomer (Indiana Pacers, NBA), the Oriole Bird (Baltimore Orioles, MLB), Youppi! (Canadiens de Montreal, NHL), and Blue (Indianapolis Colts, NFL) will be officially inducted during a weekend-long festival next summer. Induction Weekend will take place from June 12-14, 2020 in Whiting, Indiana at the Mascot Hall of Fame.

Stay tuned to this webpage, along with our Facebook page and Twitter feed for information as it becomes available.

The City of Whiting is located on the south shore of Lake Michigan, with scenic lakefront views of downtown Chicago. Midway Airport, the South Side of Chicago, and Downtown Chicago are all located within a 30-minute drive of Whiting. For more information about the City of Whiting, please visit