Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 - 9:10AM
ATLANTA—The Omni Hotel at CNN Center was named the official hotel and caterer of the new College Football Hall of Fame, which is set to open in 2014.
Omni will manage the meeting, event and function space, as well as concessions for the Hall, which is expected to attract a half-million visitors per year. The hotel is now booking groups, associations and events interested in utilizing the space in what will be a state-of-the-art facility.
The College Football Hall of Fame is located adjacent to the Omni Hotel in the Centennial Olympic Park area of downtown Atlanta near the Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola. The Hall will feature historic and contemporary artifacts, interactive multimedia displays, children’s activities, a 4K/3D theater featuring a film on the history of college football, a retail store and a 45-yard indoor football field all under one roof. The new attraction also will have 50,000 sq. ft. of usable event space. The indoor Playing Field can accommodate approximately 700 persons for a sit-down meal, and up to 1,200 persons for a reception or catered event. The “Quad” and “Hall of Fame” special event spaces have almost 7,000 and 4,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, respectively; and the Game Day Theater, that features 4K/3D technology, can accommodate 150 persons for corporate meetings and presentations.