‘Disneyland of Football’

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    • A resort and theme park is planned around the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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A $300 million second-phase of the “Disneyland of football” is expected to start this fall in Canton, Ohio, around the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former Disney executive Michael Crawford is leading the investment group behind the resort project.

A stadium and sports complex have already been built on the site, and future plans include a football-themed water park, hotels, retail space and apartments. Project developers expect the project’s second phase to finish in 2022, when it hopes fans will look to travel again post-pandemic.

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