Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Construction of College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience
August 27, 2014
Atlanta attraction completed ahead of schedule
Atlanta, Ga. (Aug. 27, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced the completion of construction for the $68.5 million College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta, Ga.
“The ahead-of-schedule completion of this landmark attraction was made possible by the strong partnership between Atlanta Hall Management, Brasfield & Gorrie, Cousins Properties-Gude Management, tvsdesign, BenchMark Management and other team members,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Division Manager Chris Britton. “The commitment of each stakeholder was integral to this project’s success.”
Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the three-story, 94,256 sq ft attraction is designed to entertain and educate visitors and serve as a venue to celebrate the traditions of college football. In addition to housing the national College Football Hall of Fame, previously located in South Bend, Ind., the attraction offers a total “Fan Experience” matching traditional, museum-quality memorabilia with interactive, multi-media exhibits that will invite fans and visitors to engage with their favorite college football team or Hall of Famer. In addition to interactive exhibits, the attraction’s amenities include retail space and an indoor 45-yard turf field that can be rented for events. Tickets are now on sale at www.cfbhall.com/tickets.
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. The company also constructed the concrete structure of the Georgia Dome in 1991. Additionally, Brasfield & Gorrie is part of American Builders 2017, the joint venture team selected to build the new Atlanta Braves Ballpark.
Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie teamed with Cousins Properties-Gude Management, tvsdesign and BenchMark Management to construct the new attraction for Atlanta Hall Management. Other team members included Sykes Consulting Inc., Syska Hennessy Group, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. and Gallagher & Associates. The project, which began in January 2013 and was completed ahead of schedule, is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Celebrating 50 years in business, 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 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2014.
About Atlanta Hall Management & The College Football Hall of Fame
The new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is 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 provides 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. Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the new Hall of Fame attraction, which also provides a platform for community outreach, education and character development initiatives, as well as serves as one of Atlanta’s premier special event spaces. For more information, please visit www.cfbhall.com.