Nash Family Event & Conference Center Officially Reopens as Premier Event Space in Region

Nash Family Event & Conference Center Officially Reopens as Premier Event Space in Region

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With more square footage and state-of-the-art technology upgrades, a revamped Nash Family Event & Conference Center officially was unveiled Tuesday afternoon during a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Nearly 100 people were on hand to reopen the space officially.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees Chairman Dennis Nash and his wife, Liz, on behalf of their family made a substantial donation to the Hall for the expansion project. In recognition of that generous gift, the Hall renamed its event center in their honor.

“We could have chosen other charities,” said Nash, the executive chairman of the board of Kenan Advantage Group. “This is what we wanted to do. We are grateful to make the donation, not just for the future of the Hall, but for the future of the community.”

Dennis and Liz Nash were joined by two of their children and five of their nine grandchildren, who assisted with the ribbon-cutting.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame deeply appreciates the generosity of the Nash family, Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker said in his remarks.

“This is your room,” Baker told the assembled crowd that included Hall staff, members of the Hall of Fame’s Board of Trustees, local political figures, representatives from Fred Olivieri Construction Co. and Crescent Digital and other members of the community. “Things will happen in this room that the Nash Family can be proud to be a part of.”

The Hall’s premier event space was expanded from 3,200 square feet to 4,800 square feet with the ability to comfortably accommodate up to 360 guests for a sit-down dinner with an attached outdoor plaza perfect for cocktails. Groups up to 450 can be accommodated comfortably for presentations. Located on the main floor of the Museum, the Nash Center is equipped to handle groups from those needing all-day meetings or an after-hours reception and/or dinner. The room can be partitioned into smaller salons, one that will be named for Tom and Gayle Benson.

Persevering through intermittent stoppages caused by the COVID pandemic and supply-chain issues, Olivieri needed about seven months of actual work time to complete the project.

Updated technology in the Nash Center includes 36-foot by 10-foot direct-view LED displays, a 4K laser projection system and a state-of-the-art, high-quality audio system.

The state-of-the-art technology in the Nash Center is powered by Crescent Digital, a globally renowned company based in Cleveland that specializes in transforming spaces into immersive A/V environments with advanced and adaptably technology.

Crescent Digital is the official A/V supplier of the Pro Football Hall of Fame for at least the next three years under an agreement announced earlier this year.

More on the Hall of Fame’s hospitality offerings can be found at ProFootballHOF.com/host-at-the-Hall.

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