The College Football Hall of Fame will celebrate its new class of honorees Wednesday night in Atlanta, the hall’s new hometown. Officials said the hall remains on track to open a year from now, just ahead of the 2014 football season. The hall has been in the works for four years, since Atlanta lured it from South Bend, Ind.
Georgia officials are considering the idea of a adding a new tourist attraction to downtown Atlanta in the form of a state history museum. Gov. Nathan Deal recently toured the old World of Coca-Cola building at the edge of Underground Atlanta.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced the city hosted more than 40 million visitors last year, and the record puts Atlanta on par with Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego. Reed made the announcement during a press conference Tuesday afternoon, and said tourism is one of Atlanta's primary economic drivers.