ATLANTA (June 11, 2013) – The College Football Hall of Fame is proud to announce the launch of its legacy brick campaign, which allows fans of college football to own a piece of the new Hall in Atlanta. As part of this exclusive, limited-run opportunity, fans will be able to forever cement their legacy in the Hall of Fame with the purchase of a commemorative brick.
The bricks will be on display at the building’s exterior, as well as inside the Hall adjacent to the Playing Field. Fans will be able to engrave their name, as well as a special message, onto each brick, cementing their support for the Hall.
“The brick campaign is a way for football fans to literally be a part of – even in – the Hall of Fame” said John Stephenson, president and CEO of the College Football Hall of Fame. “It's our first chance to really engage everyone who is as excited as we are that the Hall will be here soon. We hope people will have some fun with it and maybe take the opportunity to honor their favorite school, player, coach, family or friends."
There are multiple brick options available for purchase, with all the proceeds going to support the ongoing construction, programs and mission of the Hall. Supporters will be able to purchase exterior-facing bricks that front the walkway to the Hall or interior bricks that will line the replica football field. Prices for cementing a legacy begin at $100. For more information, please visit www.cfbhall.com/bricks or call 1-855-HOF-BRIX (463-2749).
The College Football Hall of Fame is being relocated from South Bend, Ind., to downtown Atlanta on the site previously known as the Georgia World Congress Center “Green Lot(s)”. The state-of-the-art facility, at 94,256 square feet, will feature historic and contemporary artifacts, interactive multimedia displays, children’s activities, a theater featuring a 3D/4K film on the history and excitement of college football, meeting facilities, and private event spaces. The Hall is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
ABOUT ATLANTA HALL MANAGEMENT & THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, the new College Football Hall of Fame will be a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta's sports, entertainment and tourism district. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the new Hall will provide visitors with a highly-immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to stand as one of the nation's premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. In 2009, Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the new Hall of Fame facility, which will also provide a platform for community outreach, education and character development initiatives, as well as serve as one of Atlanta’s premier special event spaces. For more information, please visit www.cfbhall.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE HALL OF FAME
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Award presented by Fidelity Investments, Play It Smart, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, and scholarships of more than $1.3 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF presents the MacArthur Bowl, the William V. Campbell Trophy endowed by HealthSouth, and releases the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings. NFF corporate partners include the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the BCS, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, Liberty Mutual Insurance, NCAA Football, and Under Armour. For more information, please visit www.footballfoundation.org.