HOFV to Host Division III Football Championship December 17, 2021
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HOFV to Host Division III Football Championship December 17, 2021


Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls to Host Division III Football Championship on December 17, 2021

Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl XLVIII will be played inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

CANTON, Ohio – December 6, 2021 – Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls (“HOF Village”), a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio, today announced that it will host the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl XLVIII – the NCAA Division III Football Championship – on Friday, December 17, 2021 inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Game, which is being sponsored by VisitCanton, Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, will take place at 7:04 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased now at HOFvillage.com.

Michael Levy, President of Operations for HOF Village’s parent company, Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), stated, “We could not be more thrilled to host the game that will determine the national champion of NCAA Division III football, and the Stagg Bowl is yet another example of the exciting sporting events that visitors can expect to attend at our Destination in the months and years to come. We look forward to welcoming these passionate college football fans to Canton so they can cheer on their favorite teams. VisitCanton has been an excellent partner throughout the process of bringing the game to our venue and we anticipate many more collaborative efforts in the future.”

Allyson Bussey, President of VisitCanton, Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Hall of Fame Village to bring NCAA championship football to Canton, Ohio for the first time ever. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Hall of Fame Village is the ideal venue to host the teams and their fans for a world-class football experience.”

Tickets for the Stagg Bowl XLVIII start at $20 adults/$10 children for general admission and $35 for club-level seating, which includes access to the Stadium’s temperature-controlled club lounge and concession area. Admission for any college students (must have valid ID) and children under the age of two is free. The DoubleTree By Hilton hotel in Downtown Canton is accepting bookings for the event, and offers the most convenient way for guests to experience the Stagg Bowl and its surrounding activities. Additionally, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is extending a $4 discount to museum admission during Stagg Bowl weekend from December 17-19.

The first NCAA Division III Football Championship Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl took place in 1973 in Phenix City, Alabama. Its namesake, Amos Alonzo Stagg, was a prominent American college athlete who played and coached multiple sports throughout his career. Stagg is known for leading two University of Chicago football teams to undefeated seasons and national championships.

The Stagg Bowl will air on ESPN beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 17, 2021. The game will return to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in 2025.

About the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls

Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls is a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. Owned by the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the Village currently has over $250 million worth of assets under management and is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio. Phase I of the project entailed the construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class 20,000 seat, sports and entertainment stadium, and the National Youth Football and Sports Complex. Phase II, currently under construction, will add the Constellation Center for Excellence, the Center for Performance, a Fan Engagement Zone, a Hall of Fame indoor waterpark and a Hilton Tapestry Hotel. Phase III is currently in planning stages. For more information, visit www.HOFVillage.com.

About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.

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