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Pro Football HOF unveils its biggest expansion to date
The emphasis is on interactive and the sound and fury of the pro game
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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The NFL celebrates its 100th birthday in 2020, and the Hall of Fame is turning 50.
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Tomorrow, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton formally opens the largest expansion and renovation in its 50-year history. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the $27 million changes.

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The two-year project added some 37,000 square feet to the museum, and redesigned the center piece rotunda into two floors of interactive exhibits broken down by NFL commissioners and by themes.

Joe Horrigan is the vice president of exhibitions and has been with the hall for 36 years. He says the museum must reflect the game, which means:

“It’s colorful, it’s loud, its noisy. It’s more engaging. It’s not like any other sport. It is so different. And it is a made for television sport which means we’ve all seen it. We’ve all experienced it, and we’ve experienced the emerging technology of the game, and put it in our laptops and iPhones and everywhere you can think of.”

He acknowledges that has a down side: the museum is under a lot of pressure  come up with ways of portraying the game and the players that people can’t get anywhere else.

The “Future 50” expansion has been open to the public for a week. But the formal ribbon cutting will be at 11 a.m., with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath as the guest of honor. 


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