Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company closes funding for Constellation Center for Excellence


TOWNSHIP, Ohio – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company focused on the power of professional football and owner of the Temple renowned Village powered by Johnson Controls (the “Destination”), today announced the closing of funding for the Constellation Center for Excellence, the mixed office and retail component of the Destination.

ERIEBANK and PACE Equities, LLC finalized funding for the Constellation Center for Excellence. The financing consisted of senior construction debt provided by ERIEBANK and Property Assessed Clean Energy financing from PACE Equities, LLC.

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with ERIEBANK, who are familiar with our business and its potential through funding for our DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Canton,” said Michael Crawford, President and CEO of HOFV . “In addition, we are delighted to be working with PACE Equities, LLC, which adds another strategic dimension to this financial structuring. These credit facilities will provide us with the financial flexibility to allow us to complete construction of one of our flagship assets while continuing to build other valuable components of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls. We will continue to explore other ways to fund our broader strategic priorities in order to further develop our business and shareholder value. ”

The Constellation Center for Excellence will be an approximately 75,000 square foot mixed-use facility that will include a variety of research and programs focused on sports, office and retail space. The types of tenants the Center will house include those who are dedicated to improving the game, player safety and mind and body through research and technology. Constellation, an Exelon company and a leading competitive energy supplier, plans to use the Center to host regional energy conferences and other customer-focused events.

The credit facility has been arranged by BGL Real Estate Advisors.

About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment

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

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