Philadelphia is welcoming a new museum in the spring of 2019.
However, this is not going to be a typical art or history museum. Instead, it is a museum centered around sports.
“The Museum of Sports” will feature artifacts that celebrate all national sports and teams, yet the main focus will be about the rich sports history of Philadelphia.
This project, which has been discussed since 1999, is currently run by former Governor Ed Rendell, sports executive Lou Scheinfeld, collector Nick DePace, and sports auction owner Ken Goldin.
The new museum, which will be located in the Jetro Building at 700 Pattinson Avenue, is a 25,000 square foot space that will feature important sports memorabilia.
A large amount of the artifacts will be supplied by the DePace Sports Museum in Collingswood, New Jersey.
Curator for the museum, Eric Katz, stated, “We need 8 million dollars to get this thing done, we have about a third of the money, and it’s going to be one of the greatest things you have ever seen.”
Visitors of the museum can expect an incredible experience as there will be immersive displays, unbelievable artifacts, and even virtual reality activities.
People can find more information or donate to the project by visiting www.themuseumofsports.org.