Tickets will go on sale Wednesday for the first College Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony to be held in Atlanta.
The event, set for Aug. 28 in the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, will include dinner, a college football season preview featuring TV analysts and the enshrinement of 24 former star players and coaches. Tickets will cost $200 apiece and will be on sale to the public at www.cfbhall.com/enshrinement.
The ceremony will be held in Atlanta because the Hall of Fame is in the process of moving here from South Bend, Ind. The South Bend facility closed at the end of last year, and the 94,000-square-foot Atlanta facility — slated to open in August 2014 — is under construction near Centennial Olympic Park.
Atlanta Hall Management, the organization formed to build and manage the college football shrine here, is partnering with the Atlanta Sports Council and the National Football Foundation to stage the enshrinement event.
The group being enshrined includes former Falcons quarterback Steve Bartkowski, who played collegiately at California; Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Ty Detmer, who played at BYU; former LSU running back Charles Alexander; former Notre Dame tight end Dave Casper; former Syracuse wide receiver Art Monk; former Maryland Eastern Shore offensive tackle Art Shell; and former national championship-winning coaches Jimmy Johnson of Miami and Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee.