The wait is almost over.
The brand new College Football Hall of Fame will open to the public and college football fans on August 23, 2014.
The Hall will be located in the heart of Atlanta’s downtown sports and entertainment district, making it easy for visitors and sports fans to visit and take in all the Hall has to offer.
The week, the Hall also revealed its new logo and announced Chick-fil-A’s lead sponsorship of the facility. The attraction will officially be called the “College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.” Tickets and memberships will be available starting August 1 for purchase through the Hall’s newly-launched website, www.cfbhall.com.
Organizers say this is a new and modern way to honor anyone involved with college football.
“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. We are excited to be in Atlanta and to create this national platform, which will enable us to promote the game from border-to-border and coast-to-coast. No matter the conference or the division, every fan of the game will find a strong connection at the new Hall.”
The Hall of Fame’s founding partners include: AT&T, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Coca-Cola and Kia. The Hall’s other official sponsors currently are Brasfield & Gorrie, Georgia Pacific, Georgia Power, The Home Depot, Invest Atlanta, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Piedmont Healthcare, Regions Bank, Southwest Airlines, Sporturf and Under Armour.
Atlanta’s Hall will house all of the exhibits and articles from the South Bend, Indiana, Hall of Fame, plus an assortment of modern technology.
One of the reasons this all came to be was Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A Executive Vice President Steve Robinson said, “Chick-fil-A has been a sponsor of the College Football Hall of Fame since it announced its relocation to Atlanta. Chick-fil-A truly values its involvement in the great game of college football, and the new Hall will deliver a unique combination of the history of the game and very current, engaging experiences, making this attraction the ultimate destination for college football fans.”
The Hall’s multiple galleries will each honor a unique aspect of college football, using new technologies and allowing visitors to personalize their experience based on their own college or favorite team.
Hall officials say visitors are in for surprise after surprise.
The pinnacle experience will be a reverential journey to the Hall of Fame gallery, which sits in the heart of the building’s iconic architectural feature, where the game’s finest coaches and players are enshrined. The galleries will include exciting, engaging and interactive exhibits made possible by the Hall’s founding partners, a sampling of which are listed below.
Chick-fil-A “Why We Love College Football” features iconic trophies and a large, touch-sensitive, 52-foot media wall filled with dynamic content such as photos and videos of players, fans, cheerleaders and marching bands. A multi-touch system allows for fun interaction with content specific to a fan’s favorite college football team.
Coca-Cola Fans’ Game Day allows visitors to feel the excitement on campus around the big game and highlights tailgating, digital face painting, bands, fight songs, mascots, cheerleading, and countless rich traditions.
Kia Building a Champion takes visitors inside the world of players and coaches, including halftime speeches and a Q&A with current players. Fans are also invited to peruse John Heisman’s 1905 playbook, explore a timeline matching college football history with American history milestones, and learn what it truly takes to be a student athlete.
AT&T Game Time Gallery allows visitors to explore the rich rivalries of college football and invites visitors to call one of college football’s most memorable plays from the broadcast booth. Visitors of Game Time will also be treated to college football’s greatest moments, and will be able to guide their own college football program to the championship.
The National Football Foundation’s Building Leaders through Football Exhibit, presented by Chick-fil-A, pays tribute to the mission and programs of the NFF and the profound and positive impact the organization has had on promoting the good in the game since 1947. Fans will learn about NFF major awards and the stories of the recipients who have gone on to become some of our nation’s most impactful leaders because of the lessons that they learned on the football field.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone is located on the 45-yard long football field and will allow fans to sharpen their football skills through a variety of physical activities.
This state-of-the-art and modern College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience will feature priceless historic and contemporary artifacts, interactive multimedia displays, kid’s activities, a high tech theater showing an originally produced ultra-high-definition film on the history and excitement of college football, meeting facilities, and space for special events.
Get all of the information and updates at www.cfbhall.com.