CANTON, Ohio — The Pro Football Hall of Fame teams up with their neighbor to make some football history. Hall of Fame Village Media announced Wednesday the launch of a video podcast produced in partnership with the Hall of Fame.
The Football Heaven podcast gives its audience a glimpse into the Hall of Fame’s “rich history,” which will reveal more than 45 million documents and artifacts hidden behind the museum’s doors, according to a HOFVM press release.
“With the launch of ‘Football Heaven,’ we’re honored to shine a spotlight on the artifacts immortalized within the walls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, so millions of fans can learn even more about how these historic pieces make the game that they love,” he told Olivia Steier, executive vice president of media for the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company. “We believe the content and stories highlighted in each episode will create great fascination among professional football enthusiasts, which will lead to more people traveling to Canton to visit the museum and Hall of Fame Village. It is a very exciting project and we are very excited to be working with the Pro Football Hall of Fame on this!”
Hall of Fame Village Media is pleased to announce Football Heaven, a one-of-a-kind video podcast produced in collaboration with @ProFootballHOFexploring some of the most fascinating stories and personalities in professional football history! #HOFVhttps://t.co/nKP2FWZ2zQ pic.twitter.com/6laE2Vu1Lx
— Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co. (@HOFRECO) July 27, 2022
Episodes include appearances by individuals closely connected to the history behind the relics and stories featured in the podcast.
“Joe is a master storyteller, Jon is the custodian of the incredible objects that tell the story of football and that is why I am beyond thrilled to be hosting Football Heaven with these two men,” Kinkhabwala said in the HOFVM publication.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to bring these artifacts and their rich history to life through storytelling,” Horrigan said. “I look forward to working closely with Jon and Aditi, the team at HOFV Media, and collaborating with some of the most iconic football players of all time to share these stories in new and different ways.”
“I am excited to be part of a great team that showcases the rich history of professional football and the National Football League through the Hall of Fame’s world-class collection of artifacts and documents,” said Kendle. “Sharing with Aditi and Joe the unique stories of the men and women who made the game what it is today makes this collaboration even better.”
According to the press release, further details will be announced shortly.
“Football Heaven” is one of several collaborative projects involving the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company. Others being hosted at the company’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium during Johnson Controls-sponsored Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week include: