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Genesyxx
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Several leading Michigan sports figures lent their support Tuesday to plans for a larger Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in the heart of Detroit.

Among those endorsing the move were boxing manager Emanuel Steward and former Lions Ron Kramer and Lem Barney.

Last month during Super Bowl XL, more than 4,000 people, including NFL owners, visitors and local fans, toured a temporary Michigan Sports Hall of Fame exhibit on the second floor of the First National Building, at 660 Woodward.


http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060301/SPO RTS18/603010347
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Also at the lunchon were Ray Scott, former head coach of EMU and The Detroit Pistions and Ray Lane, long time Detroit Sportscaster.
Jim Stark said the reality of the hall is months away, not years.
The proposed hall overlooks Campus Martus and Cadillac Blvd. ( you actually look into the faces of the statues on the Soliders and Saliors Memorial)
One of the goals of the Hall is to be a repository for moving images. This will be a research center to view newsreel clips and interviews from the '50 on.
All and all it is a very exciteing project.
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The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame has been in Cobo Arena for years. As a kid, I remember it being simply some bronze plaques lined up along the hallway. I could be wrong, but I think in Detroit 9000 there's a quick scene where the lead actors are walking down this hallway.

Found their website, Michigan Sports Hall of Fame but it doesn't say where it will be Memorial Day weekend. Guess I'll have to check out both Cobo & First National locations.
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Psip
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The plaques will remain at Cobo for the forseeable future. The First National site is not open to the public yet.
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Xd_brklyn
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Ok -- thanks.
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Cool. I used to work on the second floor of the FNB.
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Bobj
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Wouldn't a street level location be better for something like this??
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Royce
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Bobj, I agree. Who's going to know it's there? During the Winter Blast I went into the lobby of the FNB for the very first time and only did it to get out of the rain.

For years I have proposed that a portion of Tiger Stadium be gutted and used for a Detroit Sports Museum. The history of Tiger Stadium and the history that the MSHOF is trying to preserve go hand in hand. Why no one with the means or clout has considered this is beyond me?
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Bobj
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It seems like it will be seldon visited tucked into a building that does really generate a lot of public visits. The Compuware bldg might be better if a 2nd floor is the only option,

It would be great to have a real display like a Tiger Stadium idea that becomes an attraction of sorts

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