ATLANTA – The College Football Hall of Fame is moving from South Bend, Ind., to Atlanta.
“Atlanta is a true mecca for college football. It’s our way of life, and we’re passionate about it,” Gary Stokan, president and CEO of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, said in an article on the Hall of Fame’s Web site. “Atlanta will showcase this national treasure like never before and provide fans superior access and an improved experience.”
The Hall of Fame is relocating to a 50,000-square-foot site near Centennial Olympic Park.
“The City of Atlanta is excited to welcome the College Football Hall of Fame to downtown Atlanta,” Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin said in an article on the Hall of Fame’s Web site. “This major tourism venue will be a welcomed attraction to downtown where we already have the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke, the CNN Center, Centennial Park and others. I’m especially proud of the work done by the Atlanta Development Authority and their partners in attracting the College Football Hall of Fame to our city.”