For over 100 years, College Football has stolen the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. For many given the chance to play sports at the collegiate level, the three or four years spent in college are seen as the stepping-stone to becoming not only a professional athlete, but also a man. Of these select individuals, only a few have been worthy enough to be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame, where the elite receive the special recognition they deserve.
The opening date of this facility has been a topic of much debate since announcing the move from South Bend, Indiana to Atlanta, Georgia five years ago. Friday, however, it was announced that the 94,000 square-foot, $66 million complex will open on August 23. The date was set strategically prior to two major preseason matchups held at the nearby Georgia Dome. The first of the games will be between Ole Miss and Boise State followed closely by Alabama and West Virginia.
The building, according to the Hall’s website, will “celebrate the pageantry and traditions of college football” and will incorporate “historic and contemporary artifacts, interactive multimedia displays, a theater, and special event spaces.”