CANTON, Ohio (WBAY) – Fans traveling to Canton, Ohio to witness Brett Favre enshrined among football legends will notice some construction around the Hall of Fame.
The Green Bay Packers aren’t the only ones looking to capitalize on the tremendous interest in America’s most popular sport.
As construction on the Packers Titletown District ramps up, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is launching a massive expansion project — to the tune of $500 million.
“This time next year we’ll have almost 5-6 times the amount of construction going on, completing the stadium, adding to our national football and youth sports complex, build a 4-star hotel and conference center, building a center for excellence that will be home to youth football, to coaching clinics, officiating academies, corporate management programs, we’re gonna be adding restaurants, and really what it is all about is that it’s built around the hall’s mission which is to honor the heroes of the game, preserve its history, promote its values and celebrate excellence everywhere,” Pete Fierle, spokesman for the Pro Football Hall of Fame said.
The Hall of Fame plans to have its new campus completed by the summer of 2019 to coincide with the NFL’s 100th anniversary.