SOUTH BEND - It's a shot in the arm for South Bend's struggling economy. Over 20,000 people are expected to visit this weekend to witness a piece of history at the College Football Hall of Fame.
From Michigan to California and Pennsylvania to Idaho, the list goes on and on.
They're all here for the fun and festivities of Enshrinement Festival weekend, and many are making an entire weekend out of it.
It's all about the football, and for some young hopeful Hall of Famers, it's the beginning of a dream.
"It's all about fun," said 14-year-old Dominick Gratalo from Boise, Idaho.
"I'm glad to be here in the Hall of Fame and it's cool there's a festival going on," Gratalo said.
At 5'8”, Gratalo's dream is to play for Penn State.
"I've played tackle football for five years and flag football for one or two," he said.
And he's got the skills to show for it. His aim is good, his hail Marys are powerful, and his future is wide open.