Brasfield & Gorrie Celebrates Construction Milestone for College Football Hall of Fame
January 16, 2014
Topping out signals end of structural construction phase
Atlanta, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today celebrated the topping out of the new $66.9 million College Football Hall of Fame project in Atlanta, Ga. The three-story, 96,000 sq ft attraction is designed to entertain and educate visitors, and it will serve as a venue to celebrate the traditions of college football.
“This milestone celebrates our completion of the Hall of Fame structure and acknowledges that the project is on schedule to complete in time for an August 2014 opening,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Division Manager Chris Britton.
In homage to the sport, part of the attraction’s façade will resemble a football. Upon entering the building, visitors will be exposed to an atrium that serves as a gateway to various exhibits within the facility. Among its amenities, the College Football Hall of Fame will feature restaurant and retail spaces and a 45-yard indoor turf field that can be used for event rentals.
The College Football Hall of Fame is the third major entertainment complex constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie in Atlanta. The company built the world’s largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium, in 2005, and completed an 80,000 sq ft expansion of the facility in 2010. Brasfield & Gorrie also constructed the concrete structure of the Georgia Dome in 1991.
Brasfield & Gorrie teamed with Cousins Properties-Gude Management, tvsdesign and BenchMark Management to construct the new attraction for Atlanta Hall Management. The project began in February 2013 and it is expected to be completed in August of 2014.
The project is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,900 employees, and its 2012 revenues were $2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 31 among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2013.
About Atlanta Hall Management & The College Football Hall of Fame
Scheduled to open in August of 2014, the new College Football Hall of Fame will be a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta’s sports, entertainment and tourism district. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the new Hall will provide visitors with a highly-immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to stand as one of the nation’s premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. In 2009, Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the new Hall of Fame facility, which will also provide a platform for community outreach, education and character development initiatives, as well as serve as one of Atlanta’s premier special event spaces. For more information, please visit www.cfbhall.com.