In the Works: College Football Hall of Fame

College Football Hall of Fame
What was once a parking lot at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta will soon be the home of the College Football Hall of Fame. Construction crews began working in late January, and the expected completion date is August 2014. “Venues like the College Football Hall of Fame open up a new world of possibilities for meeting planners,” says William Pate, president and CEO of Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Plans include 30,000 square feet of exhibit space; a 45-yard, indoor football field that will accommodate 650 banquet-style or 1,200 for receptions; a 150-seat 3D theater; and two additional event spaces for groups up to 400. The 95,000-sq.-ft. building comes with a price tag of more than $66 million. The hall of fame was previously in South Bend, Ind.