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Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment: and Entertainment Company Appoints Teri Flynn to Board of Directors – Form 8-K

Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company appoints Teri Flynn to its Board of Directors

CANTON, Ohio – June 23, 2022 – Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company focused on the power of professional football, today announced that it has named Teri Flynn, a sports media executive with nearly 25 years of experience, to its board of directors, effective immediately. Flynn is widely respected in the sports media landscape for uplifting the organizations she has been a part of while advancing strategic initiatives.

Flynn, replaced by a3 Artists Agency, was most recently the creator and executive producer of earn it, a series on NBC and Peacock highlighting the dynamic women working with, in and around the NFL, in partnership with NFL Films. She is also the President and Chief Content Officer of Good Story Content, where she identifies properties and intellectual property to develop into fiction and non-fiction content to adapt, develop, pitch and sell to television networks and streaming platforms. . Flynn’s media insight and expertise will be invaluable to HOFV Media, HOFV’s premier multi-dimensional content studio, as it continues to develop exclusive content leveraging the stories of professional athletes who are part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Famous.

“We are thrilled to add Teri, a highly experienced sports media executive, to our Board of Directors,” said Michael Crawford, President and CEO of HOFV. “Teri has a very impressive track record of growing and building brand recognition for many leading organizations, as well as positively impacting the culture and mission of every company she represents. I am confident that his unique skills will be an asset to HOFV as we move the ball further down the pitch to create the first football-centric media, games and entertainment company.”

Prior to his current roles, Flynn also worked for several high-profile and well-known media and sports organizations, including Newsweek Films; Apex Entertainment; American Idol Productions/Core Media Group; the Harlem Globetrotters and was part of the team that launched Bellator MMA. Flynn previously served as Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for ABC Sports and ESPN, where she was responsible for the creation, development, acquisition and scheduling of the network’s sports programming. Additionally, she served as the Senior Director of Programming for several of the network’s most prominent sports properties, including Monday night footballthe PGA Tour, British Open, LPGA, National College Football Championship, Kentucky Derby and a variety of Olympic sports, to name a few.

“I am very excited to join the HOFV Board of Directors,” Flynn said. “I have been impressed with the speed at which Michael and the rest of the management team continue to move forward on the company’s strategic plan despite the significant economic headwinds and challenges associated with the pandemic. taking place in the Hall of Fame Village and across the gaming and media verticals of the organization, and I know the unique perspective I bring will be instrumental in helping to drive added value for our stakeholders. »

Flynn was the first executive to oversee both programming and marketing for ABC’s Bowling Championship Series, and created and developed popular sports-related primetime programs, including Sarah Hughes, Golden Skates after the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She also oversaw strategic marketing for ABC Sports, where she managed all marketing and content partnerships with sponsors. Importantly, Flynn conceptualized and led the first-ever diversity and inclusion program for ABC Sports and ESPN, encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to be an integral part of the organization.

Flynn is a former NCAA All-American swimmer at Florida State University and earned her executive MBA from Simmons College in Boston, through Disney’s Executive Women’s Program. She has served on several boards, including the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center under the Lundquist College of Business, and the board of Staying Put in New Canaan, a organization that helps seniors in his home community of New Canaan, Connecticut. She is also a member of the FBI New York Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Based in Canton, Ohio, Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company owns Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-purpose sports, entertainment and media destination centered on the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus. Famous. Additional information about the Company is available at www.HOFREco.com.

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