ATLANTA (AP) — Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.
When entering the three-story facility, fans will immediately face a giant wall of 768 helmets — one for every program at every level in the nation.
The new high-tech hall opens Saturday in downtown Atlanta, not far from the Georgia Dome, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park and other attractions. It features an interactive experience that begins when the guest registers for a smart pass, selects a favorite school and then sees that school's helmet illuminated.
Computer chips in the ticket allow the guest to be recognized by name at every interactive exhibit. Displays are tailored to the fan's favorite school, though it's always possible to explore other schools.