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Based on the power of professional football, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is a leading sports, entertainment, media and gaming enterprise headquartered in Canton, Ohio.

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Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV) became a publicly traded company on July 2, 2020

As a world-class resort and sports entertainment company, we do what no other company can through our unique brand partnerships and direct access to exclusive content. By doing this, we create exceptional experiences across multiple platforms that honor the past and inspire the future. With this unwavering purpose, we strive to maximize shareholder value and pursue excellence.


Inspiring unique and exhilarating sports and entertainment experiences that maximize growth and fan engagement.


We create exceptional sports-inspired destination, media, and gaming experiences that uniquely leverage brand partnerships and direct access to exclusive content.


With our connection to sports, we exemplify these values: Inspiration, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Excellence.





Our unique position and multimedia approach makes us the ONLY company of our kind fully poised to capitalize on the popularity of professional football.

  • Integrated Destination + Media + Gaming
  • Multiple points of monetization within each business vertical
  • New, interactive content for the world's most loyal fans
  • Ability to create unlimited unique content
  • Access to unprecedented partnerships














Letter From Our CEO


Take a walk with Michael through the past, the present, and the future of the Hall of Fame Village (HOFV).

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Birthplace of Professional Football

Strategic location taps into football fandom

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2021 Total Attendance per NFL Team2

  • Nearly half of NFL franchises are located within an 8-hour drive.
  • 50 million people live within 300 miles of Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls1.
  • Akron-Canton Airport provides direct flights to 16 airports.

Teams in gold are located within 8-hour drive of location 

Dallas Cowboys 1,367,000 Washington Commanders  1,081,000 Jacksonville Jaguars 1,070,000
Green Bay Packers  1,187,000 Atlanta Falcons 1,174,000 Detroit Lions  1,027,000
New York Giants  1,208,000 Baltimore Ravens  1,141,000 Arizona Cardinals 1,091,000
Philadelphia Eagles  1,178,000 New England Patriots  1,150,000 Chicago Bears  1,080,000
Buffalo Bills  1,160,000 San Francisco 49ers 1,109,000 Pittsburgh Steelers  1,104,000
Carolina Panthers  1,202,000 Houston Texans 1,115,000 Indianapolis Colts  1,081,000
New Orleans Saints 1,117,000 Cleveland Browns  1,160,000 Las Vegas Raiders 1,136,000
New York Jets  1,173,000 Minnesota Vikings 1,118,000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1,133,000
Kansas City Chiefs 1,193,000 Miami Dolphins 1,111,000 Cincinnati Bengals  1,056,000
Denver Broncos 1,244,000 Los Angeles Rams 1,188,000 Los Angeles Chargers 1,153,000
Seattle Seahawks 1,141,000 Tennessee Titans  1,137,000

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1 Source: StatsAmerica.org
2 Source: ESPN

Destination-Based Entertainment Assets

Located within an opportunity zone & Ohio's only tourism development district.

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Phase i

Completed - 250M Assets already created

 Pro Football Hall of Fame*

 Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

 Hall of Fame Village Sports Complex

 HOF Village Media**

phase ii***

 HOFV Indoor Waterpark

 A Hilton Tapestry Hotel

 Constellation Center for Excellence

 Center for Performance

 Fan Engagement Zone

 Play-Action Plaza

phase iii

Up to $300 Million in new assets across 600 acres of available land.

May include a potential mix of residential space, additional attractions, entertainment dining, merchandise and more.

*Owned by Pro Football Hall of Fame.
**HOF Village Media is not a physical part of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls but is a Phase I asset of the Company.
***DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opened in downtown Canton in November 2020 upon the completion of $30M in renovation.


Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium


  • Largest, longest running & most competitive women’s tackle football league in the world
  • Over 60 teams across the United States
  • 5-year partnership starting in 2021

Enshrinement week powered by johnson controls

  • Annual Hall of Fame NFL Football Game – Started the NFL season with the Pittsburgh Steelers defeating the Dallas Cowboys
  • Gold Jacket Ceremony, Enshrinement Ceremony & Concert for Legends

Black college football hall of fame classic

  • Annual event since 2019
  • The annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic returns to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in 2022. The game will feature Central State University and Winston-Salem State University.

OHSAA Football championships

  • 3-year agreement to host OHSAA's state football championships across seven divisions

Stagg bowl – division III football championship game

  • Hosted in 2021 and hosting in 2023
  • The Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders defeated North Central to capture the 2021 Division III Football National Title.


  • 2021: 73+ Events
  • 2021: Approximately 2M Attendees
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Hall of Fame Village Sports Complex


  • Four Full-Size Synthetic Turf Multi-Purpose Fields
  • One Full-Size Natural Grass Field


  • Adding three additional Full-Size Synthetic Turf Multi-Purpose Fields
  • Building Grand Plaza, Restrooms, Food and Beverage Concessions

*Covid Restrictions


Construction Timeline





Constellation center for excellence

The Company broke ground on its Constellation Center for Excellence at the destination in the Fall of 2020, and the building was complete Fall of 2021. The 75,000-square-foot building is multi-purpose with office and retail tenants, including Starbucks. The Constellation Center for Excellence offers corporate leadership opportunities for business leaders to network, research and plan.

Fan engagement

The Fan Engagement Zone (Retail Promenade) is 82,000 square feet of unique restaurant and retail offerings, including Don Shula's Restaurant, TopGolf Swing Suites, SMOOSH Cookies, The Brew Kettle, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and Rush Street Interactive to bring sports betting to the Village. The Fan Engagement Zone will be completed by Summer 2022.

Hall of fame village sports complex

The Hall of Fame Village Sports Complex is home to four turf fields, with three more under construction as part of Phase II. ForeverLawn is the official synthetic turf partner of the Complex, which averaged 300,000 visitors in 2021. With sports ranging from football, soccer, lacrosse, and more!

Play-Action Plaza

Play-Action Plaza, a 3.5-acre, engaging entertainment, relaxation, and “play” zone, will feature several attractions, including the only two rides of their kind in Stark County, Ohio – a giant Ferris Wheel and a Soaring Football Zipline! Play-Action Plaza will be a fun and inviting setting, bringing together people of all ages to enjoy activities, concerts, games, and a variety of engaging events. 

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Constellation Center for Excellence
Fan Engagement Zone (Retail I)
Fan Engagement Zone (Retail II)
Center for Performance
Play-Action Plaza
Tapestry Hotel
East Endzone
Sports Complex

Hall of fame village - phase II Development

Annual projections of 2 - 5 million people on our campus
Located within an opportunity zone & Ohio's tourism development district

Doubletree by Hilton

Doubletree by Hilton

  • $30M in renovations
  • 164 guest rooms
  • 11K sq. ft. of meeting space
  • Opened November 2020
  • 5 minutes from HOFV campus
A Hilton Tapestry Hotel

A Hilton Tapestry Hotel

  • Upscale, football-themed hotel
  • 180 rooms
  • 5K sq. ft. Of meeting space
Center for Performance

Center for Performance

  • Home to NFL Alumni Academy
  • World-class offices, training facilities & practice fields
Indoor Water Park

Indoor Water Park

  • Technology-driven, football-themed experiential attraction
  • 85K sq. ft. of indoor waterpark wet space
Constellation Center for Excellence

Constellation Center for Excellence

  • 75K sq. ft. vibrant mixed-use setting
  • Includes dynamic office space &
    retail pads
Play-Action Plaza

Play-Action Plaza

  • 3.5-acre green space
  • Adjacent to Retail Promenade • Fun, football-themed area for recreation, events & informal gatherings
Fan Engagement Zone

Fan Engagement Zone

  • 82K sq. ft. of unique restaurant & retail offerings
  • Sports entertainment & themed, experiential offerings
Hall of Fame Sports Complex

Hall of Fame Sports Complex

  • Youth sporting events and tournaments
  • Sports academies and athletic clinics
  • ForeverLawn Synthetic Turf


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Hall of Fame Village Media

world-class content company

Bringing HOFV and Pro Football Hall of Fame assets, brand attributes and core values to life through premium content and storytelling across all genres, formats and platforms.

Content distribution opportunities


Broadcast over the top


media conTent initiatives

Content creation across multiple channels

NFL Alumni Academy

Docuseries on the NFL Alumni Academy in partnership with Whistle Studios, of the process of funneling players to the NFL.


A celebration of inspirational NFL figures who have used their platform to help those in need while bringing people and their communities together.

The Perfect Ten

In partnership with H2H, The Perfect Ten profiles the exclusive group of NFL athletes who are both Heisman Trophy winners and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees.

World Chase Tag

Produced the 2021 World Chase Tag American Championship over Enshrinement Weekend. Number one show during the original airing week on ESPN.

Hall of Fantasy League

Weekly play-by-play and a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s first Professional Fantasy Football League.


Next generation content – New Business Launch

  • First set of NFTs featuring Hall of Famer Tim Brown went on sale in May 2021.
  • Second set of NFTs launched in conjunction with Enshrinement Week that features Doak Walker, Shannon Sharpe, Marcus Allen, Joe Theismann, Earl Campbell, and Tim Brown.
  • Ability to tell stories of Hall of Famer’s through unique digital collectible series.

First national fantasy league with a community of shared stakeholders

  • HOFL App and Website – Pick and stake a team, receive league and team updates
  • Talk the Talk – Team chats, smack talk, DM to GM
  • Side Action – Play the game within the weekly fantasy contests
  • Weekly podcasts

10 Football franchises representing key markets throughout the us

Atlanta Hot Wings  |  Boston Barflies  |  Chicago Hogmollies  |  Los Angeles Sidekicks  |  New York Bodega Cats  |  Ohio Goats  |  Texas Y'allers  |  Philadelphia Powderkegs  |  Seattle Haze  |  Vegas Pocket Kings

Commissioner: Terrell Davis
Teams and Captains:

  • Chicago Hogmolies – Eddie Royal
  • Seattle Haze – Justin Forsett
  • Texas Y'allers – Darren Woodson
  • Los Angeles Sidekicks – Ricky Proehl
  • Vegas Pocket Kinds – Marquette King
  • Boston Barflies – Patrick Chung
  • Atlanta Hot Wings – Harry Douglas
  • Philadelphia Powderkegs – Jason Advant
  • Los Angeles Sidekicks - Ricky Proehl
  • Ohio Goats – Joe Thomas
  • New York Bodega Cats – Rashad Jennings

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Bi-weekly podcast focused on fantasy football

webstore with franchise & league branded merchandise

Sports Betting and eGaming


  • Enhanced fan engagement
  • Physical presence and potential to connect through HOFV ecosystem
  • Sports betting is an opportunity*
  • Announced two new incredible strategic partnerships, the first being a partnership with Rush Street Interactive, which will support an on-site retail sports betting location at the Village, and the second with mobile platform trailblazer Genesis Global Ltd., which will allow guests to bet with their digital devices from anywhere in the state of Ohio.

*Subject to obtaining all necessary sports betting licenses

Sponsorship & Corporate Partners

world-class brands representing excellence

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sponsor logo johnson control
sponsor logo land rover
sponsor logo maven
sponsor logo minute men
sponsor logo pepsi
sponsor logo republic
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sponsor logo the brew kettle
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Congratulations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Alan Faneca

Alan Faneca

Tom Flores

Tom Flores

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

John Lynch

John Lynch

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Bill Nunn

Bill Nunn

Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson


2021 Milestones

Key Events achieved in 2021

 Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co.

 Hall of Fame Village

 Hall of Fame Village Media

 Hall of Fame Gaming


 Tickets.com selected as official digital ticketing provider for live events

 Announced inaugural Highway 77 music festival

 Partnership with Tupelo Honey to produce Inspired: Heroes of Change and The Academy

 Collaborate with Tim Brown and Elite Team Holdings to develop The Perfect Ten


 Closed $34.5M public stock offering

 Announced multi-year partnership with Women’s Football Alliance to host championship week


 Signed partnership with Dolphin Entertainment to create non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

 Announced cities, team names and logos for the inaugural Hall of Fame Fantasy League season


 Extended agreement with PepsiCo Beverage North America

 Announced first NFT offering of Tim Brown, Doak Walker, and Earl Campbell


 Announced 3-year partnership with American Standard

 Launched first NFT featuring Tim Brown on OpenSea.io

 Collaborated with Tupelo Honey to produce World Chase Tag 2021 Championship

 Launched the HOFL podcast


 Completed $15M Series B Preferred Stock offering

 Membership into the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 indices

 Recognized with 2020 Hilton Legacy Award

 Announced Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis will serve as commissioner of HOFL


 Announced Partnership with Esports Entertainment Group as official esports provider for the Village

 Announced Groundbreaking Health Initiatives in partnership with NFL Alumni Health

 Hosted Women’s Football Alliance championships

 Partnered with Venuetize to develop HOFV-dedicated App; Launch app

 Signed multi-year Sponsorship Agreement with Hendrickson

 Announced return of the NFL Alumni Academy

 Announced Front Office Staff for the HOFL's inaugural season


 Hosted 2020/2021 Enshrinement Weekend

 Launched NFTs for 6 legendary athletes on FTX

 WCT Championship broadcast on ESPN

 Inaugural HOFL draft


 Hosted Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic


 Announced signing of term sheet for $25M loan with Erie Bank for Constellation Center For Excellence

 Announced partnership with Whistle Studios and WaV Sports to produce docuseries The Academy


 Signed multi-year, multi-million-dollar sponsorship agreement with CommScope

 Hall of Fame Village Holiday Kickoff

 Finished production of The Perfect Ten


 2021 Division III Stagg Bowl championships

 OHSAA Football championships

 Crowned the 2021 HOFL champion – Atlanta Hot Wings

 Announced agreement with Rush Street Interactive to bring sports betting to Hall of Fame Village

Leadership Team

over 165 years of combined experience with top brands

Michael Crawford

President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman

Benjamin Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Tara Charnes

General Counsel

Anne Graffice

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs

Rob Born

Executive Vice President, Gaming

Mike Levy

President of Operations, Hall of Fame Village

Olivia Steier

Executive Vice President, Media

Lisa Gould

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Top brands include: 

Board of Directors

exceptional leadership

Michael Crawford

Chairman of the board, President & CEO
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co.
Canton, OH

Tony Buzzelli

Audit Committee Chair
Deloitte & Touche
Somerset, VA

David Dennis

Longwood, FL

Jim Dolan

Vice Chairman & CEO
Voyager Holdings II, LLC
Naples, FL

Karl Holz

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair, Lead Independent Director
Karl Holz Advisors, LLC
Orlando, FL

Stuart Lichter

President & Chairman
Los Angeles, CA

Curtis Martin

Pro Football Hall of Famer
New York, NY

Mary Owen

Life Trustee
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Trophy Club, TX

Edward Roth

Retired, President & CEO
Aultman Health Foundation
Canton, OH

Lisa Roy

Vice President & Head of Business Development and Strategy
Johnson Controls International PLC
Lafayette, LA

Kimberly Schaefer

Compensation Committee Chair, President
Two Bit Circus
Los Angeles, CA


2021 Financial Information


Legal Information

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements made herein are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “opportunity,” “future,” “will,” “goal,” and “look forward” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions, or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside the Company’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include the Company’s ability to manage growth; the Company’s ability to execute its business plan and meet its projections, including refinancing its existing term loan and obtaining financing to construct planned facilities; potential litigation involving the Company; changes in applicable laws or regulations; general economic and market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s products and services, and in particular economic and market conditions in the resort and entertainment industry; the potential adverse effects of the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on capital markets, general economic conditions, unemployment and the Company’s liquidity, operations and personnel, the inability to maintain the listing of the Company’s shares on Nasdaq, as well as those risks and uncertainties discussed from time to time in our reports and other public filings with the SEC. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Statement Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (“HOFV”) reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principals generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and corresponding metrics as non-GAAP financial measures. The presentation includes references to the following non-GAAP financial measures: EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. These are important financial measures used in the management of the business, including decisions concerning the allocation of resources and assessment of performance. Management believes that reporting these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors as these measures are representative of the company’s performance and provide improve comparability of results. See the attached scheduled for definitions of the non-GAAP financial measures referred to above and corresponding reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as additions to, and not as alternatives for HOFV’s results prepared in accordance with GAAP. In additional, the non-GAAP measures HOFV uses may differ from non-GAAP measures used by other companies, and other companies may not define the non-GAAP measures the company uses in the same way.

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The following trademarks and corresponding logos are the trademarks of their respective owners: NFL, NFL Alumni, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Black College Football Hall of Fame, The Women’s Football Alliance, NCAA, OHSAA, DoubleTree, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, Constellation Energy, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, NFL Network, CBS All Access, Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu, Twitch, Amazon.com, YouTube TV, NFL Films, Team Whistle: An Eleven Company, World Chase Tag, Tupelo Honey, ESPN, TEGNA Inc, Gray Television, SB Nation, FOX, H2H, Comcast Sportsnet, Johnson Controls International PLC, American Standard, Anheuser-Busch, Blue Technologies, The Brew Kettle, Brown-Forman, Diageo, Fiserv, Inc., Hendrickson, Hilscher-Clarke Electric Company, Land Rover, Minute Men Staffing, PepsiCo, Inc., Republic Services, Inc, Robertson Kitchen and Bath Gallery, Saucy Brew Works, Cooper Lighting Solutions, Crestron, ForeverLawn, GBS Corp, Kempthorn Volkswagen, Cloud Maven, Inc., Stratus Unlimited, Cleveland Clinic, CommScope, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Ltd, The Walt Disney Company, PNC Bank, LeagueSpot, Cleveland Cavaliers, The Timken Company, and The CW Network.

NFL Football Teams: New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Washington Football Team, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys.

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