ATLANTA, July 26, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Coming off the heels of Atlanta’s biggest year in college football, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame celebrates a successful 2018 SEC Football Kickoff Media Days presented by Regions Bank, and the opportunity to host the event for the first time at the Hall and outside of the Birmingham, Alabama, area in 33 years. The Hall, which was trending on Twitter and earned more than 100,000 impressions in the first day alone, garnered a total of 599,382,169 media impressions throughout the week. Thousands of fans traveled from across the Southeast to completely immerse themselves in college football at the Hall, including seeing their favorite coaches and players walk the Blue Carpet.
“We are thrilled with the exposure we achieved hosting SEC Media Days,” says Dennis Adamovich, CEO of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. “We welcomed large numbers of fans and over 300 media outlets in the building who covered the event. The fans were able to take part in the action with the players and coaches, as well as rub elbows with the media they follow.”
The event included live sets in the Hall for major national broadcast shows like SEC Now, The Paul Finebaum Show, SEC in the Morning and more. Additionally, the presentation of the MacArthur Bowl Trophy to Nick Saban and the University of Alabama in celebration of their 2018 National Championship aired for the first time on SEC Network live from the Hall.We welcomed large numbers of fans and over 300 media outlets in the building who covered the event. The fans were able to take part in the action with the players and coaches, as well as rub elbows with the media they follow.
About the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame is a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta's sports, entertainment and tourism district. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the Hall provides visitors with a highly immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to stand as one of the nation's premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. Atlanta Hall Management Inc. partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the Hall of Fame attraction, which provides a platform for community outreach, education and character development initiatives, as well as serves as one of Atlanta’s premier special event spaces. For more information, please visit www.cfbhall.com.
About the SEC
A pioneer in the integration of higher education and athletic competition, the Southeastern Conference is a leader on the national landscape for intercollegiate athletics in the 21st century. Since its formation in 1933, the SEC has achieved stature and stability by designating governing/voting power to the presidents of the member institutions. These university leaders determine the policies of the conference and through the years this involvement has been the principal source of strength in the evolution of the SEC. Throughout its history, the SEC has provided leadership on the vital issues facing intercollegiate competition. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt have been in the SEC since its formation in 1933. The league has expanded twice, adding Arkansas and South Carolina in 1991, then Missouri and Texas A&M in 2012.
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Source: College Football Hall of Fame