The new College Football Hall of Fame opens in Atlanta

Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the three-story, 94,250-sf attraction is designed to celebrate the traditions of college football. 

August 29, 2014 |
Photos: courtesy Brasfield & Gorrie

Brasfield & Gorrie announced the completion of construction for the $68.5 million College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta.

Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the three-story, 94,250-sf attraction is designed to entertain and educate visitors and serve as a venue to celebrate the traditions of college football.

In addition to housing the national College Football Hall of Fame, previously located in South Bend, Ind., the attraction offers a fan experience that matches traditional, museum-quality memorabilia, with interactive, multimedia exhibits that will invite fans and visitors to engage with their favorite college football team or Hall of Famer.

In addition to interactive exhibits, the attraction’s amenities include retail space and an indoor 45-yard turf field that can be rented for events. Tickets are now on sale at www.cfbhall.com/tickets.

The College Football Hall of Fame is the third major entertainment complex constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie in Atlanta. The company built the world’s largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium, in 2005, and completed a 80,000-sf expansion of the facility in 2010. The company also constructed the concrete structure of the Georgia Dome in 1991. Additionally, Brasfield & Gorrie is part of American Builders 2017, the joint venture team selected to build the new Atlanta Braves Ballpark.

Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie teamed with Cousins Properties-Gude Management, tvsdesign, and BenchMark Management to construct the new attraction for Atlanta Hall Management. Other team members included Sykes Consulting Inc., Syska Hennessy Group, Kimley-Horn and Associates, and Gallagher & Associates.

The project, which began in January 2013 and was completed ahead of schedule, is seeking LEED Silver certification.

 

 

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