Atlanta unveils football hall of fame site

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ATLANTA — The new College Football Hall of Fame will be built on a site between Atlanta's massive convention center and Centennial Olympic Park.

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.

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