Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced it has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement with global network infrastructure provider CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM). Per terms of the agreement, CommScope will receive certain intellectual property rights, entitlements and advertising benefits at the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls (the “Village”), and will integrate its state-of-the-art technology to help immerse guests and provide them with a one-of-a-kind experience.
“As a world-class travel and leisure hub that welcomes an array of sports fans from around the world, Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls requires a reliable and efficient technology infrastructure,” said Erica Muhleman, Executive Vice President of New Business Development/Marketing & Sales for HOFV. “We are excited to sign a multi-year agreement with CommScope to enhance the enjoyment of the Village for all of our guests, meeting their technology demands and providing them with a truly seamless experience. Moreover, the partnership brings significant added financial value to our Company as we continue to evolve, creating a world-class destination in Canton, Ohio. This partnership is further testament to the quality of the brands that want to be associated with what we are building.”
CommScope brings the latest state-of-the-art technology that will allow all guests to enjoy and be immersed in a one-of a kind experience. The partnership allows CommScope to receive certain rights to the Village’s intellectual property and the use of its logo and will receive entitlement and branding rights to the suite level of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium throughout the term of the agreement.
“Being hyper-connected is at the heart of superior fan experiences. Whether it’s thousands of live-streaming fans creating new memories together or navigating their way within a sports and entertainment venue to enjoy immersive experiences, networks put information and communications seamlessly within their reach,” said Jack Carlson, Chief Commercial Officer for CommScope. “CommScope is proud to partner with the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls to deliver extreme connectivity, capacity and coverage spanning their expanding venue and developments. As an innovative leader in network infrastructure including Wi-Fi, IoT, DAS and Broadband networking solutions, with decades of experience building reliable, scalable, and high-performance networks, CommScope offers a full range of solutions to ensure world-class connectivity in world-class destinations like the Hall of Fame Village.”
CommScope will also gain entitlement rights to the “Chalk Talk” Media Presentation Room at the Constellation Center for Excellence, which will be constructed on the first floor of the facility. This new room will serve as a meeting space for the property’s office tenants. It will also be available to rent for private meetings. Moreover, CommScope will receive a branding presence in the HOFV App, which launched in Q3 2021.
About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.
About the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls
Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls is a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. Owned by the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the Village currently has over $250 million worth of assets under management and is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio. Phase I of the project entailed the construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class 20,000 seat, sports and entertainment stadium, and the National Youth Football and Sports Complex. Phase II, currently under construction, will add the Constellation Center for Excellence, the Center for Performance, a Fan Engagement Zone, a Hall of Fame indoor waterpark and a Hilton Tapestry Hotel. Phase III is currently in planning stages. For more information, visit www.HOFVillage.com.
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