Monday, May 14, 2012

"The ACC Hall of Champions has hosted 6,456 visitors since its opening in March 2011."

Brown said a study conducted by Economic Research Associates of Washington, DC
estimated the Hall of Champions could attract about 170,000 visitors a year.

The ACC Hall of Champions has hosted 6,456 visitors
since its opening in March 2011.

City Manager's Office
City of Greensboro email to George Hartzman

estimated the Hall of Champions could attract about 170,000 visitors a year.

"the $2.3 million mecca of all things ACC"

"It is estimated that the hall will attract around 50,000 visitors each year.

"As a statewide tourist destination, the ACC Hall of Champions will act an economic engine to bring visitors to Greensboro and spearhead the revitalization efforts for High Point Road,"

...Planning for the Hall began six years ago. In January 2005, the facility had a price tag of $23 million and early renditions had it housed in the old Canada Dry Building on High Point Road adjacent to the Greensboro Coliseum.

By July 2005, planners had to revamp funding plans after state lawmakers said the cost might be too much for taxpayers.

The state awarded money for the project in August 2005, but it still hadn't been used until the Greensboro City Council authorized the release of $2 million plus interest for the Hall in May 2009. The money was set be used on the first phase of design.

Brown has previously said once the first phase is complete, the search for funding for the next phase will begin. The facility goal is to go from 8,100 square feet to 25,000 square feet with a total price tag of $20 million. There is no timeline for the additions.


triadwatch said...

good points

Don Moore said...

Aren't we getting that kind of turnout with the John Edwards Trial?