ATLANTA – The new College Football Hall of Fame will be
built on a site between Atlanta’s massive convention center and
Centennial Olympic Park.
Officials unveiled the site Friday, along with drawings of the
new facility that is scheduled to open in March 2013 – in
conjunction with the Final Four basketball championship at the
nearby Georgia Dome.
The hall is moving from South Bend, Ind., where it’s been
plagued by low attendance. Atlanta officials project a half-million
people a year to go through the building, which will resemble a
football on the outside and have a stadium-like setting on the
Groundbreaking is scheduled for next August. The hall will be
located near tourist attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium and
the World of Coke.