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  • New SPORTS MUseum

    There has been an announcement of a new SPORTS MUSEUM to be established this spring at the foot of Broadway across from Battery Park. The current office of the Museum is

    Laura Purcell, Curator

    Sports Museum of America

    80 Broad Street, 5th Floor

    New York, NY 10004

    (212) 837-7987

    [email protected]

    For a brochure of the Museum and its intentions, go to

    The Sports Museum of America is the first comprehensive multi-sports museum in America. Located in New York City and scheduled to open in Spring 2008, the museum is a $100 million project funded by the state and city of New York and private investors. The Sports Museum of America has partnered with more than 60 sports museums, halls of fame, and other sports organizations, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Yogi Berra Museum, the Legends of the Game Museum, and the Louisville Slugger Museum. The Sports Museum of America also will be the new home of the Heisman Trophy.

    The Sports Museum of America Baseball Gallery is a 1,000 square foot tribute to America’s love affair with the great sport of baseball. The gallery has 9 display cases. Baseball’s legendary moments, hitters, pitchers, fielders, managers, owners, and the Negro Leagues are celebrated using the theme “Baseball By the Numbers.” The Sports Museum of America currently is seeking baseball artifacts, especially World Series rings, the Negro Leagues and MLB players from the 1960s - the present.

    The Sports Museum has contacted a number of those who have loaned items to the Glory Days Exhibit of the Museum of the City of New York to see if they can obtain the same items for their permanent exhibit. There definitley will be a part opf that Baseball gallery dedicated to Jackie Robinson and more than a passing reference to the post war three team New York Baseball.

    The Sports Museum of America is also seeking historical artifacts for other sports (golf, tennis, football, hockey, etc) and for pop culture, such as sports comic books and board games.

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