The National College Football Hall of Fame is a new state-of-the-art museum located near Centennial Olympic Park, in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The College Football Hall of Fame offers an explosive, near game-day experience for visiting football fans. Its slick video touch screens and interactive exhibits are countered by the raw feel of the hall’s exposed steel structure, which echoes the geometry of the gridiron. The huge entry wall features 818 lit helmets that react to fans’ RFID badges.
The project consists of four main building components; a Museum, Parking Garage, Office Build-Out, and an enclosed Connector between the new facility and Georgia World Congress Center.
An 80-foot-tall, football-shaped rotunda houses a second floor theater and the famous Hall of Fame shrine on the third floor. The rotunda’s two-story atrium, The Quad, opens onto a 45-yard turf field that features curved Vierendeel trusses supporting an acoustically treated fabric roof. Fans can test their skills on the field or look down on the action from the exhibit galleries along the two story bridge above. The facility also includes Exhibit Galleries, Special Event Space, Public Circulation, Restaurants and Retail, an Outdoor Plaza, as well as additional miscellaneous support spaces. The outdoor plaza is be used for tailgating, cook-offs, marching bands, cheerleading competitions, and other events.