Johnson Controls Hall Of Fame Village Progressing in Canton, Ohio | Sports Destination Management

Johnson Controls Hall Of Fame Village Progressing in Canton, Ohio

Jun 12, 2017

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will be front and center in Houston as part of Super Bowl LI festivities. The Hall of Fame will be holding numerous events and will exhibit its world-renowned collection at the NFL Experience and at Texas Southern University where the Hall’s major traveling exhibit “Gridiron Glory” just opened.

On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Hall’s 48-member Selection Committee will meet to elect the new Class of 2017 that will be unveiled during NFL Honors show later that evening. In addition, 29 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame from Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) will be honored by the NFL including during the coin toss at Sunday’s game.

Meanwhile, back in Canton, great progress continues on Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, a world-class and state-of-the-art $600 million development of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s campus being spearhead by the Hall of Fame and Industrial Realty Group. Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village is a project that aligns with Hall of Fame’s Mission, Values and Vision and its Game, played the Game and love the Game. The foundation for a wide-ranging array of programming will be the Hall’s five core values – commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence – that can be learned from the Game.

A recently announced 18-year partnership between Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries, and Hall of Fame Village will result in the creation of the first- ever sports and entertainment “smart city.” A professional services contract calls for Johnson Controls’ products, services and solutions used within the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village including the museum. This will provide for the creation of a showcase “smart city” with the company providing its building management systems, HVAC equipment, fire and security systems and other technologies that will assure world-class environments and yield significant operational cost savings over the life of the agreement.

“Our innovative, integrated, technologies will provide the right combination of safety and security at the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in an environment that demonstrates how we connect ‘cities’ that run smartly and reliably,” said Kim Metcalf- Kupres, vice president and chief marketing officer, Johnson Controls. “We are proud to celebrate the greats of the game who are enshrined in the Hall of Fame and create a winning experience for visiting fans.”

The NFL Hall of Fame Committee is chaired by Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones, and provides guidance and leadership to the Hall of Fame with a focus on the Hall’s Mission to “Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebration Excellence EVERYWHERE.”

“The Hall of Fame’s growth is great for this game and the millions of fans who love it. I’m thrilled that a company like Johnson Controls chose to be part of this very special project taking shape in Canton,” stated Jones.

The completion of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in 2019 coincides with the NFL’s 100th season and subsequent Centennial celebration in 2020. Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village will be an anchor of the league’s celebration.

There are nine main components to Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village:

HALL OF FAME MUSEUM: State-of-the-art technology will be infused into the world-class sports museum that started with the spectacular “A Game for Life” immersive holographic theater which opened in July, 2016.

TOM BENSON HALL OF FAME STADIUM: The venue will be a spectacular sports and entertainment complex that will include a permanent stage built into the stands. Forbes recently included Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium among its “13 Game-Changing NFL Stadiums.”

• Phase I - Completed: Summer 2016

• Phase II - Completion: Summer 2017

• Phase III - Completion: Summer 2018

NATIONAL FOOTBALL & YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX: Eight state-of-the-art turf fields that will be multi-purposed, lighted and equipped with the latest technology and video capabilities. The sports complex will include full world-class amenities, a football sized concourse area and a championship field with 3,000 seats. Three fields opened in 2016, will grow to five in 2017 and the complex will be completed in spring of 2018.

• Phase I - Completed

• Phase II - Completion: Spring 2017

• Phase III - Completion: Spring 2018

FOUR-STAR HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER: A spectacular, one-of-kind, football-themed, upscale hotel and includes a 25,000 square-foot conference center.

• Completion: Early 2019

MAIN STREET HALL OF FAME VILLAGE/RETAIL: Retail, restaurants, office, and residential support.

• Completion: Early 2019

THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE: A Coaches University, an Institute for the Integrity of Officiating, an Academy of Corporate Excellence, and a medical component for health, wellness, rehab and research.

• Completion: Early 2019

PERFORMANCE CENTER: The Performance Center will also house an indoor 100-yard football field with seating for 9,000 and a configuration for a basketball arena that will hold 6,000. It will also have 80,000 square feet of flat convention space.

• Completion: 2019

LEGENDS LANDING: A football themed independent and assisted living active senior care facility for retired Hall of Famers and members of the NFL’s Legends Community along with coaches, officials and administrators.

• Completion: 2019

JOHNSON CONTROLS HALL OF FAME EXPERIENCE: An interactive and immersive virtual reality experience that places fans not only at the game but in the game.

• Completion: 2019

ECONOMIC IMPACT: An independent economic feasibility study indicates Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village will have a dramatic impact on the region and state for decades. During its peak year, the project will create more than 13,000 new jobs; and over a 25-year period, Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village will generate $15.3 billion in cumulative net new total economic output within Stark County, home of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.


About the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution with the Mission to honor the heroes of the game, preserve its history, promote its values and celebrate excellence everywhere. Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth” that chronicles this sport. Construction on Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, a nearly $600 million development project that includes nine main components, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame’s campus.

For more information about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, please visit;  @ProFootballHOF  on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.

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