More on the "Future 50" Expansion & Renovation Project

12/07/2011
Here's what the "new" Pro Football Hall of Fame will look like when the "Future 50" Expansion Renovation Project is completed in 2013. The red indicates new construction such as our relocated entrance lobby (A), Ralph Wilson, Jr. Research & Preservation Center (B), and an administrative wing (C). We'll also have a new plaza, FieldTurf fields, and a redesigned parking lot.

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"Future 50" Expansion & Renovation Project FAQ

Q: Why is the Pro Football Hall of Fame's project called the "Future 50" Expansion & Renovation Project?
A: The project is titled the "Future 50" Project because it builds upon the Hall of Fame's success of the past 50 years; and forms the foundation for even greater success in the "Future 50" years. The project will be completed in time to coincide with the celebration of the Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary in 2013.

One of the main features of the project is the state-of-the-art environmental control system that will precisely control humidity, temperature and lighting throughout the building as needed for the proper preservation of the historic document and artifacts in the collection. Also, the new grand entrance and lobby, the completely renovated gallery in the rotunda and the interactive displays with vibrant sound and video will provide each visitor with an exhilarating experience.

Q: Will the Hall of Fame be closed during any parts of the expansion and renovation?
A: No. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will remain open throughout the "Future 50" Expansion & Renovation Project with minimal inconveniences to our visitors. During the first phase of construction from now through May 2011, all galleries and displays will remain accessible to visitors. Construction will cease during the summer of 2012 and only the gallery in the Rotunda will be temporarily closed. The second phase from August 2012 until the following summer will complete the project with new exhibits and an expanded Hall of Fame store highlighting that phase.

Please note that throughout the project signage inside the museum will route your tour through the Hall of Fame. We'll also have excellent signage for you to navigate to our free parking.

Q: How is the project funded?
A: Funding is from a combination of sources including grants from the NFL, local Foundations, businesses and individuals, gifts for naming rights, sponsorships and long-term loans.

Q: Can I donate to the project?
A: Yes. Any donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated. We are an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, so gifts to the Pro Football Hall of Fame are tax deductible. Please feel free to support our efforts with a donation that fits your budget. You may use our secure online form or send us a check made payable to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Donate today>>>


More about the “Future 50” Project

"Topping Out" ceremony held on Nov. 28, 2011
Hall of Famers on hand for "Future 50" Groundbreaking

Ralph Wilson donates $2.5 million for Research & Preservation Center
Photo Gallery: Groundbreakings over the years
Board announces project
History of the Hall of Fame
Mission Statement
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