Pro Football Hall of Fame to expand facilities

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HKS and Motter & Meadows Architects are designing an expanded destination environment for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, USA. With the existing hall as its nucleus and a new Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium to accommodate additional sports and entertainment events, the master plan envisions the site as a national destination and a regional asset that provides local connectivity to the Canton community. The Pro Football Hall of Fame board of directors approved the integrated master plan in October 2014.

“Our Hall of Fame Village design leverages a national icon and surrounds it with a destination environment that translates itself into a memory souvenir,” said Mark A Williams, AIA, LEED AP, chief director for HKS Sports and Entertainment.

“The vision combines new and expanded facilities providing options for extended visits and gives greater opportunities for sponsorships and partners,” he added.

The major components of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village Plan include the Hall of Fame Stadium, the Hall of Fame Hotel, the Center for Performance Excellence, the Legends Landing, the Competition Fields, and the Hall of Fame Field House.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame wants to complete the project prior to the NFL’s 100th anniversary in 2019. Stadium renovations would begin after the August 2015 enshrinement festivities, which include the Minnesota Vikings versus the Pittsburgh Steelers game and an Aerosmith concert.

May 29, 2015

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