San Diego Category: Attractions
Sports enthusiasts from all over the United States travel to San Diego to visit the nation’s largest multi-sport museum that spans 70,000 square feet over three levels located in the jewel of San Diego, the historic Balboa Park.
With memorabilia reflecting over decades of San Diego sporting history, a state-of-the-art media center where visitors can make play-by-play calls for native San Diego greats such as Tony Gwynn and Ted Williams, soar with skateboard legend Tony Hawk, and follow the evolution of the surfboard, there is undoubtedly something for everyone to do at the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Serving as more than just an archive of San Diego sports, the San Diego Hall of Champions encourages visitors to get involved, be active participants as well as observers, and hopes to enrich the quality of life for San Diegans through sport, in sparking an interest in athletics and an active lifestyle.
The San Diego Hall of Champions’ Breitbard Hall of Fame was established in 1953 by San Diego’s own Robert Breitbard. Breitbard was involved in the local sports scene for over 50 years starting as a player, then coach, and progressed to team owner and benefactor who helped build the very institutions and organizations that made San Diego a big-league contender. The intention of the Breitbard Hall of Fame is to induct local, native San Diegan athletes who have achieved athletic fame elsewhere. Since 1953, 104 members representing 20 sports have been inducted to the Breitbard Hall of Fame. This induction marks the highest accolade in San Diego for a local athlete.
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By: Krista Kosmicki
Address: 2131 Pan American Plaza