ASM Global has struck an agreement with HOF Village, LLC to take over management of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, located in Canton, OH’s Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, named by Forbes as one of 13 game-changing NFL stadiums, joins other major stadiums managed by ASM Global, including Soldier Field in Chicago, Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, State Farm Stadium in Glendale, NRG Stadium in Houston, and 18 others throughout the world. The stadium is named for the late Tom Benson, former owner of the New Orleans Saints.
“We are thrilled to add Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to our roster of iconic NFL Stadiums,” said Doug Thornton, Executive Vice President of ASM Global, who led the efforts to partner with the Hall of Fame Village. “Anyone associated with pro football knows this location is special and is an inspiring site for football fans across the world.”
Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, a development of HOF Village, LLC, is a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s campus in Canton, Ohio. It provides a themed sports, entertainment and media venue to capitalize on the popularity and fandom associated with professional football and its legendary players. HOF Village, LLC was founded by the Pro Football Hall of Fame through its wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary Hall of Fame Village, Inc. and Industrial Realty Group, LLC.
“ASM Global is a world-class company that will help us provide the highest quality of operation and service to our fans. We are pleased to bring on board a company of their caliber as we expand the programming in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, ensuring that it is not only a great football stadium but a spectacular concert venue as well,” shared HOF Village LLC Chief Commercial Officer Ed Kiernan.
Bob Newman, President and CEO of ASM Global, said, “This wonderful venue is located within one of the most important places for pro football fans anywhere in the world. ASM Global’s management of this special and unique facility is an exciting addition to our family of venues.”
ASM Global’s Blake Schilling has been named the General Manager of the stadium. “It’s a great privilege for me to be given the opportunity to lead ASM Global’s team at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Canton is a special place for my family and me,” commented Schilling. He will continue to oversee operations at the Canton Civic Center, which is also managed by ASM Global.