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Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company to Host 2022 United States Football League Semi-Finals and Championship Contests

CANTON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company focused on the power of professional football, is proud to announce that it will host the semi-finals and the championship game for the 2022 season of the United States Football League (“USFL”). All postseason games will be held at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium located on the Hall of Fame Village campus powered by Johnson Controls, providing HOFV with additional brand exposure and the opportunity to showcase its destination assets at a new audience.

The USFL is a new professional football league starting in April. The league consists of eight teams divided into two divisions, each playing 10 regular season games. The top two teams from each division will meet in the semi-finals on the weekend of June 25, followed by the league match between the division winners on Sunday July 3. Game times will be announced shortly, while tickets will go on sale soon and can be purchased directly through Ticketmaster or by going to HOFVillage.com or TheUSFL.com.

“We are honored that the state-of-the-art Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium has been chosen as the destination for the USFL’s 2022 playoffs,” said Mike Levy, president of operations for HOFV. “Our facility and campus will provide the perfect setting and backdrop for the USFL’s inaugural playoffs and championship, providing fans and guests visiting our destination with multiple opportunities to engage with the birthplace of professional football. The games allow our company to not only share a great event, but also showcase the village to attendees and attendees who will also be staying at our destination and enjoying our many other entertainment opportunities. what the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls has to offer USFL audiences.

“We are thrilled to be playing our first playoffs and our first championship game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium,” said Edward Hartman, USFL Executive Vice President, Business Operations. “It’s a magnificent stadium with all the necessary facilities to host football at the highest level, and we can’t wait to crown our first champion in the shadow of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”

About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Based in Canton, Ohio, Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company owns Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-purpose sports, entertainment and media destination centered on the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus. Famous. Additional information about the Company is available at www.HOFREco.com.

About the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls

Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls is a multi-purpose sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Owned by the Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the Village currently has more than $250 million in assets under management and is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in Ohio . Phase I of the project involved the construction of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class 20,000 seat, sports and entertainment stadium, and the National Youth Football and Sports Complex. Phase II, currently under construction, will add the Constellation Center for Excellence, the Center for Performance, a fan engagement area, a Hall of Fame indoor water park and a Hilton Tapestry hotel. Phase III is currently in the planning stage. For more information, visit www.HOFVillage.com.

About the USFL

The United States Football League (USFL) is a new independent football league operated by FOX Sports through USFL HoldCo, LLC, a new business entity, and is not associated or affiliated with the 1980s USFL or its owners . As a spring football league, the USFL will launch on April 16 with eight teams divided into two divisions: the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers and Tampa Bay Bandits in the South Division; and the Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Stars and Pittsburgh Maulers in the North Division. Each team will play a 10-game regular season, followed by semi-finals between the top two teams in each division and a championship game between the division winners. All 40 regular season games will be played in Birmingham, Ala. The three playoff games will be played in Canton, Ohio. The USFL will hold a first draft of players on February 22 and 23, and training camps will open on March 21. The USFL will provide the opportunity to play professional football for more than 360 athletes, as each team will have an active roster of 38 men plus a practice squad of seven men. USFL players will receive base compensation in addition to being eligible for win bonuses. NBC Sports and FOX Sports are the league’s official media partners, committed to broadcasting all 43 regular and postseason games on FOX, FS1, NBC, USA or Peacock networks. Brian Woodsco-founder of the USFL, is president of football operations and a former standout analyst for the Dallas Cowboys and longtime NFL on FOX. Daryl Johnston is Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Former Vice President of NFL Arbitration and FOX Sports NFL Rules and College Football Analyst Mike Pereira is responsible for refereeing and FOX Sports’ Edouard Hartman, serves as executive vice president of business operations. For more information, visit http://theUSFL.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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