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Pro Football Hall of Fame master plan envisions expanded destination environment

HKS, Inc. and Motter & Meadows Architects are designing and creating an expanded destination environment for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, USA. With the historic hall as its nucleus and a new Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium to accommodate additional sports and entertainment events, the master plan envisions the site as a national destination and a regional asset that provides local connectivity to the Canton community.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors approved the integrated master plan back in October 2014.

Mark A. Williams, AIA, LEED AP, Chief Marketing Director for HKS Sports & Entertainment, said:

Our Hall of Fame Village design leverages a national icon and surrounds it with a destination environment that translates itself into a memory souvenir. The vision combines new and expanded facilities providing options for extended visits and gives greater opportunities for sponsorships and partners.

To accomplish its goals, the major components of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village Plan includes:

  • Hall of Fame Stadium
  • Hall of Fame Hotel
  • Center for Performance Excellence
  • Legends Landing
  • Competition Fields
  • Hall of Fame Field House

The HKS project team comprises:

  • Mark Williams, AIA, LEED AP, Principal
  • Rex Carpenter, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal
  • Kevin Suter, LEED AP, Vice President
  • David Skaggs, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal

The Pro Football Hall of Fame wants to complete the project prior to the NFL’s 100th anniversary in 2019. Stadium renovations would begin after the August 2015 enshrinement festivities which include the Minnesota Vikings versus the Pittsburgh Steelers game and an Aerosmith concert.

About HKS

HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, ranked as one of the top sports and entertainment designers by BD World Architecture, has ushered in a new generation of multi-revenue-generating, world-class facilities. The group’s portfolio includes Minnesota Stadium, AT&T Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium and Inglewood Stadium. These venues are known for enhancing and leveraging team brand, delivering an enhanced fan experience and serving as destination environments. HKS operates from 27 worldwide offices.