CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) and Hall of Fame Village LLC (a partnership between the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Industrial Realty Group) have entered into a historic 18-year agreement to create the first sports and entertainment "smart city" that will carry the name Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. For the Hall of Fame and Johnson Controls, this agreement represents shared values of honoring the past and building a future driven by innovation and creating comfort for everyone who comes to the Village to honor the legends who have played the game. "This is an extraordinary partnership between esteemed partners that celebrates excellence everywhere. Johnson Controls and the Hall of Fame share strong values and a vision of improving others' lives and making the world a better place," Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker stated. "This historic agreement will ensure that the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village will be the first 'smart' sports and entertainment city and will serve to inspire generations of fans as a showcase for state-of-the-art technology products and services to deliver world-class fan experiences." Under the terms of the deal, Johnson Controls will become the "Official Smart City Partner" of Hall of Fame Village, which includes venues such as a virtual reality, state-of-art Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Experience. Additionally, the company will also be the presenting sponsor for the annual celebration in Canton each summer that will be known as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. A professional services contract calls for Johnson Controls' products, services and solutions used within the Hall of Fame Village including the museum. This will provide for the creation of a showcase "smart city" with the company providing its building management systems, HVAC equipment, fire and security systems and other technologies that will assure world-class environments and yield significant operational cost savings over the life of the agreement.