02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 14:50
Lisa Roy, VP of Commercial and Integration Operations, Building Solutions North America, Johnson Controls, provided an update on the progress of the project during the luncheon.
'It's hard to believe it's just been one year since we gathered at this luncheon fresh from joining with the Hall of Fame in announcing this historic partnership,' Roy said. 'In just one year we have seen great progress in Canton.'
Highlights included the groundbreaking last spring for the new first-class hotel, which Roy said 'will be in a league all by itself.' This past summer, the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium was dedicated as part of 'Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.'
The world-class stadium is outfitted with the latest technology from Johnson Controls and its partners and is the first visible sign of why the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village will be the most 'inspiring place on earth.'
'It's hard to believe it's just been one year since we gathered at this luncheon fresh from joining with the Hall of Fame in announcing this historic partnership. In just one year we have seen great progress in Canton.' -- Lisa Roy, VP of Commercial and Integration Operations, Building Solutions North America, Johnson ControlsThe luncheon featured more than 70 Gold Jackets (Hall of Famers) and NFL legends on hand. This year's luncheon honored Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant and the Wilf family, owners of the Minnesota Vikings.
Johnson Controls and the Hall of Fame Village LLC (a partnership between the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Industrial Realty Group) entered into a historic 18-year agreement on Nov. 18, 2016, to create the first sports and entertainment 'smart city' that will carry the name Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio.
For the Hall of Fame and Johnson Controls, this agreement represents shared values of honoring the past and building a future driven by innovation and creating comfort for everyone who comes to the Village to honor the legends who have played the game.
Under the terms of the deal, Johnson Controls is the 'Official Smart City Partner' of Hall of Fame Village, which includes venues such as a virtual reality, state-of-art Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Experience. Additionally, the company is the presenting sponsor for the annual celebration in Canton each summer known as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.
Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village is the largest project currently under construction in Ohio and will be a top tourist destination for millions of visitors per year. It is projected to bring $15.3 billion dollars in economic impact to the region in its first 25 years as it transforms the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus to impact the lives of people by focusing on programming rooted in values learned from the game of football - commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence.
The completion of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village coincides with the NFL's 100th season in 2019 and the Centennial Celebration on September 17, 2020.