ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - With football fans from across the country packing into Atlanta this week ahead of Super Bowl LIII, one of the city’s top tourist destinations is making sure it helps get everyone into that “gridiron state of mind.”
The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame has just unveiled a limited-time exhibit dedicated to “The Big Game” – featuring jerseys worn by NFL stars including Eli Manning, Cam Newton, and Drew Brees. Although the Hall is dedicated to all things college football, there are plenty of activities to keep NFL fans busy this week, including the famous indoor playing field, which allows visitors to kick a field goal, practice their throwing skills, and try out an obstacle course sure to separate the pros from the amateurs.
Also happening this month, the Hall is hosting a two-part speaker series in honor of Black History Month. First, on Wednesday, February 6th, the Hall will screen a Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, a documentary about the first fully-integrated college football team in America, followed by a Q&A session with football legend Gene Washington and his daughter Maya. Then, on Monday, February 18th, the Hall will host a panel of speakers focusing on the impact of football coach Eddie Robinson. The Hall is also offering buy one, get one admission to all HBCU students through the month of February.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, kicking off football’s biggest week with a look at how staffers there plan to make it a memorable one.