1. Renovations signal new era at Springfield’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Renovations signal new era at Springfield’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    The current Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame site is its third location in the physical sense. In real terms, it’s the fourth, a virtually brand-new version of an existing structure. “We will wrap up all our new construction in 2020,” says President and CEO John L. Doleva with pride and satisfaction. “The outside of the dome was finished (in 2019). Individual lights will be installed in March, after the weather breaks. When it’s done, 40% of the inside will have been redone from the 2002 version.”

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    1. This time frame works better for TV and for travel, especially this year with such a high-profile class.
    2. Proceeds will go to the hall of fame.
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