A museum dedicated to all sports is coming to Philly.
And while it may seem like a coincidence, the timing couldn’t be better coming on the heels of a Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory.
Plans for the museum were announced on Wednesday, calling for a 25,000-square-foot facility at the Jetro warehouse at 700 Pattison Avenue in South Philly, near all of the sports stadiums. The museum is eyeing a spring 2019 opening, writes Melissa Romero for curbed.philly.com.
The non-profit team organizing fundraising efforts—former Governor Ed Rendell, sports executive Lou Scheinfeld, sports collector Dr. Nicholas DePace, and Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions—tapped local architecture firm EwingCole to design the museum. EwingCole also designed the Phillies’ stadium, Citizens Bank Park.
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