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Fan ambassador Justin Ikusebiala wheels a cart stocked with pillows and blankets belonging to a guest who just arrived to spend the night in the College Football Hall of Fame, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. One hundred contest winners who wrote an essay detailing their love of college football were selected to stay with a guest overnight in Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame before its grand opening and win a year’s supply of Chick-fil-A. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
College football super fans get super sleepover at Hall of Fame
First Published Aug 14 2014 10:53 am • Last Updated Aug 14 2014 10:49 pm

Atlanta • One hundred contest winners who wrote essays detailing their love of college football were selected to stay with a guest overnight in Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame before its grand opening and win a year’s supply of Chick-fil-A. The 200 die-hards, who came from as far away as Hawaii, were among the first to see the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience before it opens to the public Aug. 23. After touring the exhibits, guest were served dinner on the museum’s 45-yard indoor football field before pitching their tents on the turf and settling in for a night of college football-themed movies such as "Rudy" on the giant video screen. The hall was previously located in South Bend, Indiana, but was plagued by poor attendance. Five years ago, the National Football Foundation announced a deal to move it to downtown Atlanta.

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