Football is something of a religion. For those die-hard fans, Atlanta’s new College Football Hall of Fame is the sport’s cathedral. The Hall of Fame—which used to reside in South Bend, Indiana—opened downtown in August adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and next to the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. It’s also across the street from Centennial Olympic Park.
The three-story property has an interactive floor where visitors can kick field goals, throw passes and run through tackling dummies. Event planners can rent the facility’s 50,000 square feet of usable space, which can accommodate up to 1,400 people including 900 in a seated session.
The exhibits on the second floor are all about the history of college football. A 150-seat theater has a massive ultra high-definition screen for presentations or for watching the big game with a group. There are also interactive options, including a mock set for announcing game highlights and a touchscreen wall.
Members of the Hall of Fame are noted on the third floor, which can also accommodate events. The Omni Hotel at CNN Center has teamed up with the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience as the facility’s official caterer and hotel partner. Omni has themed catering options for groups, such as the Spring Training morning break with smoothies and granola bars, and the Halftime afternoon break with pretzels, corn dogs and Cracker Jack.
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