All You Need to Know About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Location, President and Chairperson

Basketball has been forever changed by those who have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

The contributions they made to the game both on and off the court are recognized and preserved in this digital collectionThe Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) independent non-profit organization based in Springfield, Massachusetts, whose mission is to advance, safeguard, and celebrate basketball at all levels. Basketball history covers 40,000 square feet and more than 400 inductees in the Hall of Fame.

Annual attendance at the Hall of Fame Museum is around to 200,000 people who come to learn more about the sport, engage with the hands-on exhibitions, and practice their abilities on the Jerry Colangelo “Court of Dreams.” The Hall of Fame, which honours the top players in the game with its annual Enshrinement Ceremony, also hosts over 70 high school and collegiate events internationally and nationwide each year.

Some Important Details:


Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

President: John Doleva

Chairperson: Jerry Colangelo

Established: 1959 (organization), February 17, 1968 (facility)

Type: Professional sports hall of fame

A Better Basketball Experience

CambridgeSeven served as the master planner, architect, and exhibit designer for the exciting renovation and re-imagining of the iconic Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, honouring the outstanding accomplishments and legacy of the NBA and the game of basketball around the world. Three phases of the project were completed, and the grand re-opening took place in May 2021.

The dramatic building with its centre domed space, circular floor layout, and the actual game itself served as inspiration for the team. Fast, sweeping, athletic, and dynamic—words that perfectly describe the game of basketball—were ideas that served as a guide and inspiration for the design.

The mezzanine gallery offers stunning views of Centre Court to start off the immersive trip through the history of the game for visitors. The adventure continues with greater vigour as the game’s narrative is revealed in galleries that include fascinating interactives and stirring testimonies from those who have helped the game become a worldwide obsession.

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