To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has pulled the sheet off an upgrade aimed at taking the facility another 50 years into the future.
Dubbed “Future 50,” the $27 million renovation opened Saturday. Per the Canton Repository, “the hall may as well be considered a brand-new place, even for those who have visited many times.”
The unveiling featured Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, who presumably gets a warmer welcome in the cradle of football than he would at the facility of the team for which he played.
“We love coming here,” Namath said.
Hopefully, many others will feel the same way. I went inside the building once, some seven years ago, and apart from the room with the busts it wasn’t as awe-inspiring as it should have been.
In August, we’ll see whether that’s changed.