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Hall of Fame Village, a $500 million development of the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus in Canton, Ohio, is under way. The dynamic project aligns with the Hall of Fame’s Mission, Values and Vision for the future. The foundation for a wide-ranging array of programming will be the Hall’s five core values – commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence – that can be learned from the Game.
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A quote that has guided the project’s design team comes from noted architect Daniel Burnham who designed the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the first to use electricity.
“Make no small plans for they have no ability to stir men’s souls…and likely will never be done anyways…dare to dream big and your children will accomplish things we could never imagine.”
There are eight main components to Hall of Fame Village:
• The Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum
• Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium/Sports & Entertainment Complex
• Four-star Hotel & Conference Center
• Legends Landing/Residential (Assisted living facility)
• State-of-the-Art Sports Complex
• Center for Excellence (Coaches University; Academy of Corporate Excellence; Officiating Clinics; Safety, Health & Performance Center)
• Main Street Hall of Fame (restaurants, retail)
• HOF/NFL Family Experience (high-tech virtual reality experiences and rides)
The first part of the project focuses on the north stands of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and a new fan plaza between the stadium and the Hall which will be completed in July 2016. Also, three of the nine youth fields are slated for completion by the Spring 2016. The fields will have artificial surfaces and state-of-the-art video technology incorporated into the design.
The multi-phased Hall of Fame Village project is being led by the Hall of Fame and the master developer Industrial Realty Group, and will include a multitude of partners involved with the various components. The major portion of Hall of Fame Village is scheduled for completion by 2019 to coincide with the NFL’s centennial season.
An economic feasibility study indicates that Hall of Fame Village will have a dramatic impact on the region and state for decades. During its peak year the project will create more than 13,000 new jobs and over a 25-year period Hall of Fame Village will generate $15.3 Billion in cumulative net new total economic output within Stark County, home of Hall of Fame Village.