Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sports Museum of America

On this Super Bowl weekend, the new SPORTS MUSEUM OF AMERICA is offering discount on admission to visitors who wear some sort of gear touting a professional sports team. The regular adult admission is reduced from $16 to $10. The Sports Museum of America is located at 26 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. It opened on May 7, 2008 as the United States' first national sports museum dedicated to the history and cultural significance of sports in America. The museum is situated in the "Canyon of Heroes" where New York's renowned tickertape parades begin, SmA is directly across the street from the famous "Charging Bull" statue, footsteps from Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferries, a short walk from the World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge and South Street Seaport, and - surprising as it may seem - an easy and economical 15-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan. Since more than 95% of sports fans across the United States have not been able to visit the Pro Football, Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball or other Halls of Fame - widely considered the ultimate destinations for lifelong sports fans - the Sports Museum of America is honored to call Downtown "home" and to share a powerful sampling of our partners' stories with the millions of people who annually visit here. .

The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but the last admission is at 5:15 p.m. It’s located at 26 Broadway, across from the Charging Bull statue.
I made photos of a small portion of the museum's exterior, as well as the window display of the custom-built bike that was given to former New York Giants defensive MICHAEL STRAHAN as a retirement gift. The bike is adorned with a plaque modeled after Strahan's Super Bowl ring and is signed by members of the 2008 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.

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