Disney Exec To Run Pro Football Hall Of Fame Expansion
December 17, 2018
The executive who ran Disney’s Shanghai theme park was named chief executive officer of the ambitious project to re-invent the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Ohio as a tourist destination.
Mike Crawford, most recently global president of portfolio management for Four Seasons Hotels, will head development of the $889 million Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio.
The project is a partnership between the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Industrial Realty Group. Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi-industrial group, signed an 18-year partnership with Hall of Fame Village in 2016 worth $100 million to spearhead the development.
The plan is to create the first-ever sports and entertainment Smart City featuring 10 major components integrated through technology, including Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Experience, an indoor amusement park for featuring a massive football-themed waterpark.