A rendering of the College Football Hall of Fame.
A rendering of the College Football Hall of Fame.

The new College Football Hall of Fame will officially open its doors on Saturday, Aug. 23, in Downtown Atlanta.  The attraction will formally be known as the “College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience” thanks to a new partnership with the chicken giants.

Tickets are now available for purchase online or in-person at the Hall beginning Aug. 23. Ticket prices: $19.99 for adults; $16.99 for children (ages 3 to 12); $17.99 for seniors (ages 65 and older), military personnel and students (at the box office); and children under three years of age receive free admission. To buy tickets online, visit cfbhall.com.

In addition to housing the national College Football Hall of Fame, previously located in South Bend, Indiana, the attraction will offer museum-quality memorabilia with modern, interactive, multimedia exhibits that will invite fans and visitors to engage with their favorite college football team or Hall of Famer.

Each of the attraction’s multiple galleries celebrates a unique aspect of college football, including iconic trophies and a large, touch-sensitive, 52-foot media wall filled with dynamic content such as photos and videos of players, fans, cheerleaders and marching bands. A multi-touch system allows for fun interaction with content specific to a fan’s favorite college football team.

Coca-Cola Fans’ Game Day will allow visitors to feel the excitement on campus around the big game and highlights tailgating, digital face painting, bands, fight songs, mascots, cheerleading, and countless rich traditions.

Kia Building a Champion will take visitors inside the world of players and coaches, including halftime speeches and a Q&A with current players. Fans are also invited to peruse John Heisman’s 1905 playbook, explore a timeline matching college football history with American history milestones, and learn what it truly takes to be a student athlete.

The AT&T Game Time Gallery will explore the rich rivalries of college football and invites visitors to call one of college football’s most memorable plays from the broadcast booth and guide their own college football program to the championship.

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone is located on the 45-yard long football field and will allow fans to sharpen their football skills through a variety of physical activities.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.