Officials unveiled the site Friday, along with drawings of the new facility that is scheduled to open in March 2013 — in conjunction with the Final Four basketball championship at the nearby Georgia Dome.
The hall is moving from South Bend, Ind., where it's been plagued by low attendance. Atlanta officials project a half-million people a year to go through the building, which will resemble a football on the outside and have a stadium-like setting on the inside.
Groundbreaking is scheduled for next August. The hall will be located near tourist attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke.