Mon., December 20, 2010 3:24pm (EST)

Macon Keeps Hall Of Fame Bid Secret
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon (GPB file photo)
Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon (GPB file photo)
Macon officials working to keep the Georgia Sports and Music Halls of Fame will be in court this week. The officials don’t want a competitor to see their bid for the Music Hall of Fame.

Officials in five cities are bidding for the Music Hall of Fame and all of them, but one, have made their bids public.

Macon officials want to keep their Music bid secret until the sports bids are due next week. Macon and Athens are the only two cities trying to get the officials state sports museum.

Mike Dyer of the group, Save the Halls says that’s because Macon’s bid involves both facilities.

“We didn’t want to give Athens any idea of what we might be planning for the Music Hall of Fame because from that they could get a sense of what we might be planning for the Sports Hall of Fame too.”

Bids for the Sports Hall of Fame are due December 31st when Macon’s secret bid will be unsealed no matter what the judge decides.

Cities are competing for the museums because the state is pulling funding and looking for someone to take them over.