Future of former College Football Hall of Fame is unclear

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — It’s unclear what will happen to the former College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend that’s now been vacant for more than two years.

The South Bend Tribune reports JSK Development announced plans in 2015 to buy the building for a new hotel project. But that idea, like other prior proposals, has been shelved.

JSK has yet to take possession of the building more than a year after the city agreed to sell it for $1.2 million. The hotel is under construction next door, but no longer includes the Hall of Fame property.

The project was expected to generate $5.4 million in new tax revenue over nine years and help South Bend’s convention center better compete for business with places such as Evansville and Fort Wayne.