The new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is the perfect day out for kids of all ages. It redefines what a Hall of Fame can be, creating a fully-immersive journey from the moment fans step foot in the building. And the experience is completely personalized to your favorite college team, meaning no two trips are exactly the same. It's a college football fan's dream, and you're sure to come back again and again.
Located in downtown Atlanta, the attraction is complete with interactive and engaging multimedia exhibits and galleries, including a Helmet Wall with football helmets from all 768 college football teams in America, 360-degree virtual stadium tours, an ultra-high definition 4K movie theater and All-Access Passes that customize content to each guest's favorite teams.
The new College Football Hall of Fame also has a 45-yard indoor Playing Field, allowing fans to test their skills, including blocking sleds, kicking field goals, running sprints, throwing passes and running through tacklers. College football fans of all ages and school colors can enjoy the experience, charged with all the excitement of college football, right in the heart of Atlanta's sports and tourism district.
My family of three had the opportunity to visit the College Football Hall of Fame. We were excited to experience this fairly new Atlanta attraction, especially since my seven year old son and husband thoroughly enjoy watching football games.
Our experience began with receiving RFID chipped tags that we were able to link to our favorite football teams. I suggest that each member of your party choose their favorite team even if it’s not the same. We enjoyed having different experiences together based on the different college football teams that we chose. When you walk in you will notice a wall of football helmets staring right at you. The helmets amazed my son because there were so many in number. A worker was quick to tell him that every university and college with a football team was represented. Your favorite team’s helmet lights up after you register your tag. My son enjoyed seeing the various helmets light up throughout our visit.
The first floor has a great hands-on experience called, The Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl Skill Zone, where visitors can kick a football over a goal post, try their hand at throwing footballs into targets, and participate in a training exercise. The employees in the skill zone took the time to show my son how to throw a football properly, my husband and I were impressed with the attention they gave to him. My son and husband enjoyed this area so much that we hit it again before we left the museum.
The second floor is where we spent most of our time. We learned about our favorite teams’ championships, awards, and other accomplishments. We sang our favorite teams’ fight songs, and were able to see how tailgating has changed over the years. We spent a lot of time in the area where coaches explained different famous offensive formations.
Other highlights included:
• A short film that introduces visitors to college football.
• Pretending to be a sports announcer.
• Pretending to be coach and make good decisions for your team.
• Learning about many different aspects of players on and off the field.
• Seeing inside different stadiums and hearing their marching bands.
• Seeing uniforms of band and cheerleaders from various universities.
• Display showing how football equipment has changed over the years.
• Highlights of famous games over the years.
The third floor of the museum is the College Football Hall of Fame. This floor is where you can research your favorite players and coaches.
Spending an afternoon at the College Football Hall of Fame was a great experience for my family. It was something at we each enjoyed. Even two days later our visit to the College Football Hall of Fame was brought up at dinner.
*Disclosure - I would like to thank the College Football Hall of Fame for the complimentary tickets that they gave me to facilitate my review. These tickets did not influence my review in any way. All opinions are my own.