May 26, 2015

HKS, Inc. and Motter & Meadows Architects are designing and creating an expanded destination environment for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. With the historic hall as its nucleus and a new Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium to accommodate additional sports and entertainment events, the master plan envisions the site as a national destination and a regional asset that provides local connectivity to the Canton community.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors approved the integrated master plan in October 2014.

“Our Hall of Fame Village design leverages a national icon and surrounds it with a destination environment that translates itself into a memory souvenir,” said Mark A. Williams, AIA, LEED AP, chief marketing director for HKS Sports & Entertainment.  “The vision combines new and expanded facilities providing options for extended visits and gives greater opportunities for sponsorships and partners,” he added.

To accomplish its goals, the major components of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village Plan includes:

  • Hall of Fame Stadium
  • Hall of Fame Hotel
  • Center for Performance Excellence
  • Legends Landing
  • Competition Fields
  • Hall of Fame Field House

The Pro Football Hall of Fame wants to complete the project prior to the NFL’s 100th anniversary in 2019. Stadium renovations would begin after the August 2015 enshrinement festivities which include the Minnesota Vikings versus the Pittsburgh Steelers game and an Aerosmith concert.      

The HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, ranked as one of the top sports and entertainment designers by BD World Architecture, has ushered in a new generation of multi-revenue-generating, world-class facilities. The group’s portfolio includes Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium, Cowboys Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, Miller Park and major renovations and additions for U.S. Cellular Field and Dodger Stadium. These venues are known for enhancing and leveraging team brand, delivering an enhanced fan experience, and serving as destination environments. HKS is ranked among the top six architectural/engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine, and operates from 26 worldwide offices. For more information, contact Trish Martineck at

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