College Football Hall of Fame Schedules Aug. Opening Date

College Football Hall of Fame Schedules Aug. Opening Date
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    Fans of college football will soon have a new College Football Hall of Fame location to visit.

    The National Football Foundation announced last week that the new facility will open in Aug.

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It is located in Atlanta, adjacent to the Centennial Olympic Park.

College Football Hall of Fame

Officially known as the “College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience,” the latter reflecting its lead corporate sponsorship, the new Hall of Fame will offer tickets and membership beginning on Aug. 1. The opening date is set for Aug. 23.

Most recently located in South Bend, Indiana, near the University of Notre Dame, the new location is expected to draw far more crowds than the hall had previously experienced. Other nearby attractions include the CNN Center, World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. A National Center for Civil and Human Rights is also under consideration for the area.

The new facility measures 94,256 square feet and will contain a 45-yard indoor football field, interactive displays as well as exhibit and event space. Besides Chick-Fil-A, other sponsors include Kia Motors, Coca-Cola, Southwest Airlines, The Home Depot, Georgia Power, Georgia Pacific, and other businesses.

The Fan Experience

The “Fan Experience” portion of the hall will allow visitors to “experience the game’s pageantry and passion” in a modern setting. That means fans will be able to interact with their favorite football team or Hall of Fame star.

“The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame has always maintained a long and storied history as an integral part of the college football landscape,” said Steve Hatchell, president and CEO of the NFF. “The new Hall of Fame will be a credit to the college game and a must see for anyone who has played, coached, watched, or supported it.”

A Reverential Journey

Hatchell went on to explain that the Atlanta location allows the hall to advance a national platform, making it possible for college football fans from around the nation to connect with the new hall. Hatchell described the hall in almost religious language saying that fans will enjoy a “reverential journey” as they take in the hall’s “iconic architecture.”

The hall’s sponsors will also stand behind the various exhibits. Kia, for example, will host the “Building a Champion” area that takes visitors into the lives of players and coaches. While there, visitors can hear half-time speeches, see John Heisman’s 1905 play books and gain an understanding what it means to be a student athlete.

The AT&T sponsored exhibit explores the rich rivalries of the sport and makes it possible for visitors to call up various “game time” plays that are etched in college memory. The exhibit allows visitors to recall some of the most memorable plays in college football history such as Doug Flutie’s “Hail Mary” pass for Boston College against Miami.

Ticket Prices and Availability

Besides it many historic and contemporary artifacts, the hall will feature an “immersive theater” and children’s activities. The College Football Hall of Fame ticket prices will range from $16.99 to $19.99 and will be made available online as well as in person at the hall.

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