College Basketball Experience

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The College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
Established October 10, 2007
Location Kansas City, Missouri
Type College Basketball Hall of Fame
Website Official website
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame at The College Basketball Experience

The College Basketball Experience is a 41,500-square-foot (3,860 m2) fan interactive facility located downtown in Kansas City, Missouri, which includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.[1] It cost $24 million to build, was opened in October 2007, and is owned and operated by the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation.[2]

The Hall of Honor[edit]

The Hall of Honor is a quiet, reverential area separate and distinct from other program areas. Within the Hall are the Honor Theater, Mentor’s Circle and Gallery of Honor which offer a counterpoint to the rest of the experience and enable visitors to pay homage the art of coaching and to Hall of Honor inductees: the greatest college coaches, players, teams and contributors of all time. Interactive media, iconic elements, and graphics integrate to provide a rich, engaging experience.

College Basketball Experience Classic[edit]

The location hosts the annual College Basketball Experience Classic tournament (formerly the Guardians Classic) and the reception for the Hall of Fame induction annually in November.[3][4]


  1. ^ "College Basketball Experience - FACILITY". Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sprint Center sells out for College Basketball Experience Classic games". Kansas City Business Journal. November 22, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "College Basketball Experience awaits Big 12 fans". KMBC-TV. March 11, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ Nichols, Joel (March 10, 2016). "Hoops fans get the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City". KSHB-TV. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 

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