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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is planning to show off more of its collection of football memorabilia and historic documents thanks to a $23.6 million expansion announced by the Hall’s Board of Trustees. The Hall is also taking steps to preserve its collection through a new climate control system.
The expansion and renovation project, the largest in the Hall of Fame’s history, is also aimed at providing major enhancements to the visitor experience and accommodating the growing number of Hall of Fame guests, especially during the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.
The planning, design and construction will take nearly two years and has been dubbed the Future 50 Project because its completion, scheduled for 2013, will coincide with the Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary.
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