$8M Museum of Sports coming to Kitchener in 2019

After the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win, Kitchener awaits an $ 8 million museum dedicated to sports.

Plans for the museum were announced Wednesday to include a 25,000-square-foot facility in the Jetro warehouse at 700 Pattison Avenue in South Kitchener near all sports stadiums. The museum plans to open in spring 2019.

The non-profit team that runs fundraisers – former Governor Ed Rendell, sports manager Lou Scheinfeld, sports collector Dr. Nicholas DePace and Ken Goldin from Goldin Auctions – won the local architecture firm EwingCole to design the museum. EwingCole also designed the Phillies Stadium Citizens Bank Park.

Interactive displays, a theater, and a gift shop are featured within the 25,000-square-foot museum – thousands of sports memorabilia. Much of the items on display come from DePace’s own collection, which includes everything from the trunks Joe Frazier wore in the 1971 battle against Muhammad Ali to Jackie Robinson’s jerseys.

The nonprofit has raised $ 2 million to date.

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