National Sports Hall of Fame

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The National Sports Hall of Fame was a proposed sports hall of fame on City Island in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States, which was scheduled for completion between July and August 2009.[1] The $34.5M project's likely cancellation was announced by Harrisburg's Mayor Stephen R. Reed in March 2009, with the official closure of the National Sports Hall of Fame Foundation expected later in 2009. Reed was quoted as saying that it would take "some stroke of luck" for a funding source to become available, adding "I don't see it going past this year".[2]

The project plans called for a 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) facility to include exhibition space, a theater, meeting areas, office space and other features.[3] The project had found it difficult to raise all of the required funds[4] and in October 2008 Foundation director John Levanda had said, "we're running out of time", citing the global credit crunch.[5]

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  1. ^ National Sports Hall of Fame Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., official site. Retrieved 4 June 2007. Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Luciew, John (12 March 2009). "Reed to throw in towel on Sports Hall of Fame". Patriot-News. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ "The National Sports Hall of Fame Foundation to hold fundraiser commemorating mayor's 25th year in office," (Press release), The Office of Mayor Stephen R. Reed, 8 February 2005, harrisburgpa.gov, official site. Retrieved 4 June 2007. Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Veronikis, Eric (29 January 2009). "Harrisburg-area projects started with a splash, floundered". Central Penn Business Journal. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ Luciew, John (23 October 2008). "Clock running out for sports hall of fame?". Patriot-News. Retrieved 2009-06-12.