You're right that the donation was by an individual owner and not on behalf of the NFL, so I should have said it was largely financed by an NFL owner and not by the league itself. How the NFL, the Hall of Fame Village Corporation, and the Hall of Fame are connected financially is somewhat confusing, but I'm sure many of the same people are involved. As for it being a real NFL stadium or not, my definition of an NFL stadium is a stadium that regularly hosts games between NFL teams, which Benson Stadium does. Seating capacity is not relevant. to me. You can disagree with my definition, but I'm not making anything up.A high school stadium that hosts 1 NFL preseason game a year. How many other NFL stadiums seat less than 60k, let alone 23k? How many other NFL stadiums only host 1 NFL game, and a pre-season 1 at that? And as pointed out, was not largely financed by the NFL - it was largely financed by the Johnson Controls naming rights deal and developer equity. Tom Benson and his foundation - not the NFL - contributed about 9% of the cost.
I don't understand why you keep making up these weird embellishments.