September 19, 2018
Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame becomes first sensory inclusive attraction in Atlanta
The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame Becomes
First Sensory Inclusive™ Attraction in Atlanta
Partnership with KultureCity® Provides Education and Tools to Create an Inclusive Environment for All Guests
The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame and KultureCity®, a non-profit organization dedicated to rethinking accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals, announce they have teamed up to enhance the guest experience at the downtown attraction. Through the partnership, Hall team members completed the necessary sensory awareness training and implementation of enhanced services through KultureCity’s Sensory Inclusive certification program.
“From day one, we built the Hall of Fame to be a place where all college football fans can experience the legends, traditions and pageantry of the game in a welcoming environment,” states Dennis Adamovich, CEO of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. “Our attraction is interactive and engaging, and we want every person that comes through our doors to enjoy it in a comforting environment that allows them to have the best experience possible.”
The KultureCity program provided the Hall of Fame staff with in-depth, in-person and online training to enable them to recognize, interact with and comfort guests with sensory sensitivities. Guests can request a sensory bag, which includes items like noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools and verbal cue cards, and the Hall will also offer designated quiet areas for guests who need a place to regroup before reengaging with the attraction.
“To know that you soon will be able to see families tour the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame with their loved ones who have a sensory challenge, and who were not able to previously tour, is truly a heartwarming moment. Our communities are what shapes our lives and to know that the Hall is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everyone, no matter their ability, is included in their experience is amazing.” Traci Johnson, Executive Director, KultureCity.
The KultureCity Sensory Inclusive program gives individuals with autism and other sensory needs the ability to see and experience everything the world has to offer.
“We are proud to partner with KultureCity because it promotes inclusion,” continues Adamovich. “Now, we are able to offer an environment for those with sensory sensitivities, providing the opportunity for all to take part in our immersive and engaging exhibits every day.”
About the 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 https://www.cfbhall.com/faq/.
KultureCity is a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs; not just those with Autism. In the past year alone, KultureCity has created several sensory inclusive venues and events including the NFL Pro-Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, 16 NBA arenas, 5 NFL stadiums, 5 NHL arenas and countless zoos, science centers and aquariums across the nation.