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Lucky Fans Win Night at College Football Hall of Fame

Two hundred lucky fans were among the first to experience the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday night, before it opens to the public on Aug. 23.

Guests watch from the turf as the movie "Rudy" plays during a sleepover in the College Football Hall of Fame in the early hours of Aug. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. The crowd of 200, who came from as far away as Hawaii, were among the first to experience the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan experience before it opens to the public on Aug. 23.

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Fan ambassador Justin Ikusebiala wheels a cart stocked with pillows and blankets belonging to a guest.

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Helmets representing the 768 college football programs in the U.S. are displayed at the College Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 13. The school associated with a fan's registration card will light up their team's helmet upon swiping the card at the entry to the museum.

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Fans run through a banner to be the first to tour the College Football Hall of Fame during a sleepover on Aug. 13. The 94,000-square-foot facility features a 150-seat theater and a 45-yard replica football field.

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Lyn Grossman, of Smyrna Ga., throws her hands up in the air while trying to keep up with a dance move during the sleepover. Guests competed in dance competitions to win prizes.

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Danny Mason, Walker Tuten, Nick Toomey and Matt Filer, watch the movie "Rudy" during the sleepover. The crowd fell asleep to the playing of college football themed movies such as "Rudy" and "We Are Marshall" on the jumbotron.

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Guests sleep in a tent next to the gift shop. After touring the exhibits, guests were served dinner on the football field before pitching their tents on the turf and settling in for the night as college football themed movies were played.

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