Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Pro Football Hall of Fame

Canton, Ohio    map
Status: Construct

Westlake Reed Leskosky was retained in 2010 by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio to develop a long-term master plan for its museum facility, campus, and adjacent properties. Founded in 1963, the Hall of Fame hosts 200,000 visitors a year as well as the annual Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies and Festival on the campus and in adjacent Fawcett Stadium. Fawcett Stadium, originally built in 1938, seats over 22,000 and hosts games at the high school, college, and professional level, notably the annual Hall of Fame Game.

Westlake Reed Leskosky is now designing a major expansion and renovation, with completion scheduled for 2013 to coincide with the Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary. The $23.6 million project calls for the building to expand from 83,000 SF to 124,000 SF. A major part of the project is a new 10,800 SF Research and Preservation Center. Additionally, 37,000 SF of existing gallery space will be renovated, including a new grand entrance, lobby and orientation theater. A new state-of-the-art environmental control system will be installed throughout the facility to ensure the long-term preservation of the Hall of Fame's priceless collection. New indoor and outdoor event spaces, an expanded retail store, new office space and enhancements to parking and the surrounding campus will complete the project.