Crestron to work together with Pro Football Hall of Fame and Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village to develop the first-ever sports and entertainment ‘Smart City’ in Canton, Ohio.
Crestron, a global provider of enterprise control and automation technology, has been chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village as its official A/V automation, digital media distribution, partner. This deal marks a 15-year agreement between Crestron and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 100-acre Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio, a nearly $800M mix-used development, is set to be completed in 2020 to coincide with the National Football League’s Centennial. Johnson Controls includes 10 main components including the spectacular Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and a National Youth Football & Sports Complex. Other facets of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village are a four-star Hall of Fame Hotel; the Center for EXCELLENCE for corporate management programs, coaching clinics, officiating academies and medical services; and a Player Care Center including Legends Landing, an assisted living, independent living and memory care facility. It also will have restaurants, retail, and residential, and the Hall of Fame Experience, an indoor amusement park and water park. Crestron will provide the A/V, controls and lighting for each of these spaces.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and The Center for EXCELLENCE
“It’s a great day for Crestron,” said Randy Klein, CEO of Crestron. “The Pro Football Hall of Fame is an organization that epitomizes excellence, high values and character – the exact same principles we guide our business by every day. We’re proud and honored to be their partner, and look forward to our relationship for many years to come.”
“This partnership showcases just how versatile Crestron’s technology is,” said Landon Lovett, Vice President of Federal at Crestron. “By working with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to develop the first-ever sports and entertainment ‘Smart City’, we’re able to highlight how Crestron’s technology can power many different industries – from education and healthcare to government and tourism.”
“Crestron is a company that shares the values of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village and make them an ideal partner,” stated Pat Lindesmith, Senior Vice President of Sponsorship & Gold Jacket Relations.
Crestron would like to recognize and congratulate this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees: kicker Morten Andersen; running back Terrell Davis; safety Kenny Easley; owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones; defensive end Jason Taylor; running back LaDainian Tomlinson; and quarterback Kurt Warner.
About the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution with the Mission to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.
Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!” that chronicles America’s most popular sport.
Construction on Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, a $700 million development project that includes 10 main components, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame’s campus.
For more information about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, please visit ProFootballHOF.com; @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.