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Section 1: 8-K (CURRENT REPORT)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 3, 2020

 

HALL OF FAME RESORT & ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-38363   84-3235695
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

2626 Fulton Drive NW

Canton, OH 44718

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (330) 458-9176

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)  

Name of each exchange on

which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   HOFV   Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants to purchase 1.421333 shares of Common Stock   HOFVW   Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

 

On November 3, 2020, the stockholders of Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (the “Company”) approved an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) at the Company’s 2020 Special Meeting of Stockholders (“Special Meeting”) to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from 100,000,000 to 300,000,000 (the “Authorized Shares Amendment”).

 

On November 4, 2020, the Company filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware a Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Amendment”) that reflects the Authorized Shares Amendment, which became effective immediately.

 

The foregoing description of the Certificate of Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Certificate of Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On November 3, 2020 at the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved the proposal passing the Authorized Shares Amendment. The final voting results for the Authorized Shares Amendment were as follows:

 

Votes Cast For   Votes Cast Against   Abstentions/Votes Withheld
27,039,169   681,820   1,011,441

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On November 4, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing that it named Scott Langerman as Executive Vice President of Media Business Development and Olivia Steier as Executive Vice President of Content Development/Distribution. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Document
3.1   Certificate of Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
99.1   Press Release dated November 4, 2020
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  HALL OF FAME RESORT & ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
     
  By: /s/ Michael Crawford
    Name: Michael Crawford
    Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer
     
Dated: November 6, 2020    

 

 

 

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Section 2: EX-3.1 (CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF HALL OF FAME RESORT & ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Exhibit 3.1

 

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT

OF THE

AMENDED AND RESTATED

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

HALL OF FAME RESORT & ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

 

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), does hereby certify as follows:

 

FIRST: That the Board of Directors of the Corporation duly adopted resolutions setting forth a proposed amendment of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, declaring said amendment to be advisable and calling a meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation for consideration thereof. The resolution setting forth the proposed amendment is as follows:

 

RESOLVED, that Section 4.1 of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation be amended by changing the number of shares of stock the Corporation is authorized to issue, so that, as amended, Section 4.1 reads as follows:

 

Section 4.1 Authorized Capital Stock. The total number of shares of all classes of capital stock which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is 305,000,000, of which 300,000,000 shares shall be common stock of the par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”) and 5,000,000 shares shall be preferred stock of the par value of $0.0001 per share (“Preferred Stock”).

 

SECOND: That thereafter, pursuant to resolution of its Board of Directors, a special meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation was duly called and held upon notice in accordance with Section 222 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware at which meeting the necessary number of shares as required by statute were voted in favor of the amendment.

 

THIRD: That said amendment was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

 

  HALL OF FAME RESORT & ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
   
  /s/ Michael Crawford
  By: Michael Crawford
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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Section 3: EX-99.1 (PRESS RELEASE DATED NOVEMBER 4, 2020)

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Strengthens Executive Team with Two Strategic New Hires

 

Appoints Scott Langerman as Executive Vice President of Media Business Development

 

Names Olivia Steier Executive Vice President of Content Development/Distribution

 

CANTON, Ohio – November 4, 2020 – Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football and owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls (the “Destination”), today announced that it has named experienced sports professional Scott Langerman as Executive Vice President of Media Business Development and Olivia Steier as Executive Vice President of Content Development/Distribution. Mr. Langerman and Ms. Steier’s primary responsibilities will include supporting new business development in HOFV’s media division and overseeing content development, production and distribution for the Hall of Fame Village Media Company (“HOFV Media”), a subsidiary of the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company.

 

“Scott and Olivia’s vast media experience and proven capacities to drive new business and create and market content will allow them to make an immediate impact,” said Michael Crawford, President and CEO of HOFV. “Both roles are critical additions to our media business vertical, which we feel has tremendous growth potential. I am confident that Scott and Olivia will be able to leverage their experience to create new and exciting media content for our company, helping us realize our business objectives and meet the significant demand to consume and enjoy original content from football fans everywhere.”

 

Mr. Langerman is a 25-year veteran of the sports and entertainment industries and has held senior executive positions with a range of media companies including Vox Media, Comcast and Turner Broadcasting, among others. Most recently, he was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Athlete Content & Entertainment, LLC (ACE Media or “ACE”), the content arm of the National Football League Players Association. Launched as a groundbreaking vehicle through which to identify and develop content opportunities for professional athletes, ACE produced a wide range of long- and short-form content across a number of the world’s leading linear and digital platforms. Due to Mr. Langerman’s efforts, in just five years, ACE showcased more than 1,500 professional athletes in a variety of content initiatives, notably including “Catching Kelce” on E!, “Most Valuable Performer” on CBS, “Ritual” on Amazon Prime Video and “Gameday Commute” on Facebook Watch. In addition to serving as Executive Producer on these and many other projects, as CEO of ACE Scott was responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company and oversaw its numerous relationships with production entities, distribution platforms, brands and athletes.

 

During Ms. Steier’s 15 years in the entertainment field, she has held a variety of roles within content development and casting, working on the teams responsible for numerous award-winning shows, including “My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Homeland,” “Modern Family” and “Jane the Virgin.” Prior to joining HOFV Media, she worked at Fullscreen as Original Programming Executive, where she worked on both scripted and unscripted programming and led the creative process in its entirety, from buying pitches and creating ideas to developing scripts and producing series. She has also held positions at 20th Century Fox Television and The CW Network. Throughout her career, Ms. Steier’s primary responsibilities have been developing short- form and long-form television content, overseeing production and packaging completed shows for distribution.

 

Ms. Steier also played a significant role in conceiving and spearheading the development of the critically acclaimed reality series “House Divided” and “Keeping Score,” an unscripted series chronicling Hope Solo and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s fight for gender-wage equality. Ms. Steier specializes in original programming and has directed creative efforts on multiple platforms, resulting in unique content for viewers.

 

 

 

 

About the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

 

The 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. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.

 

For Information, Contact:

 

Media Inquiries [email protected]

 

Investor Inquiries [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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