It is not often that we get to meet our clients at their office but that is exactly what happened when we attended Convergence in Atlanta. Our recent customer the College Football Hall of Fame has their administration offices located in the Georgia World Congress Center. The future home of the Hall of Fame will be located adjacent to the Congress Center. Meagan Doerner was able to bring some treats to Mark Petersen and the rest of the administration team. There was another local connection on this project in that I.B.I.S. is the VAR for the CFHOF and they are also located in Atlanta.
The Hall’s administration offices are very modern with a football theme that runs throughout. We were also given the opportunity to see some of the items that will eventually make it into displays once the hall is officially opened this fall. The $66.5 million facility will top out at 94,256 square feet and will feature approximately 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, as well as a 45-yard indoor football field that also will serve as a unique, flexible programming and event space.
Opting in 2009 to move from South Bend, Ind., the National Football Foundation will find a new home for the College Football Hall of Fame in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The new location will showcase the Hall within an exciting, entertaining attraction to hundreds of thousands of college football fans and other tourists and business travelers in one of the largest and most vibrant, diverse cities in the country.
It was a great pleasure to meet Mark in person and to share in the excitement for the new facility, and the historical artifacts.