Tuesday Talk: Free College Football Hall of Fame admission in August

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus.

America’s most-beloved amateur sport is marking a century-and-a-half in existence and where better to celebrate than the epicenter of college football – the GWCCA campus?

Starting Thursday (Aug. 1), the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF) located on the GWCCA’s downtown Atlanta campus is offering free admission throughout August to commemorate the institution of college pigskin turning 150.

There is a catch: you have to download the Chick-fil-A app on your mobile device and then scan the app at the CFHOF ticket window for free entry.

The 94,256-square-foot interactive attraction is also celebrating its fifth year in Atlanta, located across Marietta Street from the GWCCA’s Centennial Olympic Park and abutting Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).

Note: the CFHOF will be closed to the public Aug. 15 and Aug. 19.

Meanwhile, the college football season kicks into high gear on Aug. 31 with the Chick-fil-A Kick off Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) featuring Alabama and Duke. For ticket packages, click here.


Local publication The Saporta Report features a recently published photo gallery of the Atlanta Comic Con held July 12-14 at the GWCC.

Check out the photos by Kelly Jordan here.


Our across-the-way good neighbor State Farm Arena hosts pop crooner Shawn Mendes (who opened for Taylor Swift at the Georgia Dome in 2015) on Wednesday (July 31) with opening act Alessia Cara. For tickets and more info, click here.

The Knights of Peter Claver, the oldest and longest-running predominantly African-American lay Catholic organization, hosts its 104th Annual Senior National Convention at the GWCC starting Friday (Aug. 2) and running through Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The Atlanta United return to action at MBS to take on the L.A. Galaxy at MBS at 5 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 3).

Fans have the chance to eyeball the 2019-20 version of “The Brotherhood” as the Atlanta Falcons hold a full-pads open practice Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cap off training camp. The event is also Military Appreciation Day and all ticket proceeds benefit the Veterans Empowerment Organization. Tickets are $5 available here. Gates open at 10:30 a.m., practice begins at noon.