The College Football Hall of Fame, under construction in downtown Atlanta, Thursday announced the start of a campaign to sell commemorative bricks that will be placed inside and outside the facility.
College-football fans can purchase the bricks, engraved with a name and a message, for prices ranging from $100 to $300. Proceeds will go toward the Hall of Fame’s construction and programs.
“The brick campaign is a way for football fans to literally be a part of – even in – the Hall of Fame,” John Stephenson, president and CEO of Atlanta Hall Management, the organization in charge of building and operating the Hall of Fame here, said in a statement. “We hope people will have some fun with it and maybe take the opportunity to honor their favorite school, player, coach, family or friends.”
Options include 4 inch-by-8 inch bricks on the exterior walkway adjacent to the entrance ($100), 8 inch-by-8 inch bricks on the walkway ($200) and 4 inch-by-12 inch bricks on a wall lining the replica football field inside the facility ($300). More information: www.cfbhall.com/bricks
The College Football Hall of Fame, relocating to Atlanta from South Bend, Ind., is slated to open in the fall of 2014. It is being built on a former Georgia World Congress Center parking lot, across Marietta Street from Centennial Olympic Park.
It was at turns clunky and hard to watch, but it was entirely sweet.Georgia Tech played perhaps its most memorable game in the young history of McCamish Pavilion, rallying from 12 points down with less than seven minutes to go and four down with just over a minute left to claim a 67-64 win over Illinois on Tuesday night.