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Atlanta Unveils Downtown Site for Football Hall

By: Assocaited Press
By: Assocaited Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - The new College Football Hall of Fame will be
built on a site between Atlanta's massive convention center and
Centennial Olympic Park.

Officials unveiled the site Friday, along with drawings of the
new facility that is scheduled to open in March 2013 -- in
conjunction with the Final Four basketball championship at the
nearby Georgia Dome.

The hall is moving from South Bend, Ind., where it's been
plagued by low attendance. Atlanta officials project a half-million
people a year to go through the building, which will resemble a
football on the outside and have a stadium-like setting on the
inside.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for next August. The hall will be
located near tourist attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium and
the World of Coke.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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