The College Football Hall of Fame being built in downtown Atlanta will sell engraved bricks similar to those sold during the construction of its neighbor across the street, Centennial Olympic Park.
The Hall’s chief executive officer, John Stephenson, was one of almost half a million people who bought a brick when the park was built in preparation for the Olympic games held in Atlanta in 1996, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. Stephenson said he thought people would enjoy doing something similar at the new site, the station said.
“We figured we’d give a chance for Atlantans and football fans across the country to be part of the College Football Hall of Fame, to literally, physically, have their legacy cemented in our architecture,” Stephenson said.
“Legacy Bricks” will sell for $100 to $300, depending on the size and location. Each will have room for three lines of text. The sale will fund a small part of the $66 million project. Most of the money for the nonprofit Hall is coming from corporate donations, the station adds.
About 18,000 engraved bricks will be included in the project, WXIA said.
The College Football Hall of Fame is set to open in August 2014.
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