Hunton Andrews Kurth recently advised HOF Village, LLC in connection with its merger with Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, to form the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company. The $390 million merger closed on July 1, 2020.

Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the NASDAQ-traded Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is a premier, integrated sports, entertainment and media enterprise centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The company’s flagship development, named the Hall of Fame Village Powered by Johnson Controls, is an immersive multi-use destination. The company is also developing a media program that will unify live entertainment and experiences, fantasy sports and eGaming with partners and content from some of the most well-known brands in football, including the NFL Alumni Association and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Hunton Andrews Kurth has been retained as the new public company’s outside counsel going forward.

The Hunton Andrews Kurth team that represented HOF Village, LLC in the merger included M&A partners Steve Patterson and John O’Connor and associate Candace Moss.  A related private investment in public equity transaction was led by Capital Markets partner Henry Havre and associate Chris Adcock.  Valuable contributions to the transactions were made by tax partner Alex McGeoch, real estate partners J. R. England and Rori Malech, restructuring partner Peter Partee, M&A partner Eric Markus, senior attorney Kate Eberhardt, special counsel Sam Wolff,  counsel Scott McKinney, and associates Hannah Flint, Chelsea Lomprey, and Mayme Donohue.