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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 42° 05.567 W 072° 35.085
18T E 699740 N 4662900
Quick Description: The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is named for Dr. James Naismith, who created the game for YMCA in Springfield, Massachussets. The Hall of Fame's mission is to "honor and celebrate basketball's greatest moments and people."
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2007 8:45:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM1W3K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 160

Long Description:
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is named for Dr. James Naismith, who created the game of basketball for YMCA in Springfield, Massachussets. Dr. Naismith had been ordered to create a game that would create an "athletic distraction" for a rowdy class of boys through the winter. Naismith created a game he called basket ball (original name) and boys, girls, men and women have been distracted by it ever since.

The Hall of Fame's full mission, as listed on their Website is: "To honor and celebrate basketball's greatest moments and people via:

The integrity of the HOF election process
Educational and outreach initiatives
The world's finest sports museum
Traveling exhibits that enrich and educate
Worldwide events actively involving all fans"

The interesting basketball shaped building that holds the HOF was built in the late 1990's and houses a museum that both honors enshrinee's of the HOF, and provides a high-tech interactive experience to teach visitors about the game.

ADDRESS:
1000 West Columbus Avenue
Springfield, MA USA
01105
Hours of Operation:
HOURS Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 5PM Summer Hours: June 18 thru September 5 Monday - Friday 10AM - 5PM Saturday 9AM - 5PM Sunday 10AM - 5PM Fall Hours: Beginning September 9 Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 5PM


Admission Prices:
ADULTS - $16.99 SENIORS (Age 65 & Up) - $13.99 YOUTH (Ages 5 - 15) - $11.99 CHILDREN (Age 4 & Under) - FREE


Hall of Fame website URL: [Web Link]

Time Required for Full Experience: A few hours

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