SPORTS REPRESENT ONE OF THE LARGEST CONSUMER MARKETS: Pre-pandemic, in the U.S. alone the sports industry exceeded $500 billion annually. Internationally, it is a $1.3 trillion industry. With an increasing number of foreign-born players excelling at the major league levels, the fan base for U.S. sports has become truly global.
ATHLETES HAVE BEEN INCREASINGLY VOCAL AS ADVOCATES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: The Attraction-Museum will serve as a forum and gathering place to not only celebrate athletic achievement, but also bring people together to address a multitude of social and cultural issues. With exhibits like Dream Big, Breaking Barriers, Social Justice, Building the Perfect Athlete, and More Than a Game, the venue is being created to accentuate the impact of sports on our society and culture and amplify the message of social justice. Ultimately, it will be linked to other foundations and charities across the country that are addressing these issues through meaningful action, not just discussion. Therefore, the National Sports Museum aspires to serve as a unifying catalyst and financial supporter to these charitable causes, many of which are being spearheaded by countless athlete-activists across multiple sports.
THE VENUE WILL FEATURE UNIQUE, WORLD-CLASS, INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS AND PARTICIPATORY ATTRACTIONS: The National Sports Museum will feature interactive exhibits, custom films and fully interactive real-ball simulations that will let fans experience what it feels like to be a professional athlete. With the various skill levels and controlled athletic environments, these experiences will be accessible to anyone who ever dreamed of playing in a professional sports stadium or arena. A critical component will be the cutting-edge interactivity provided by the multisport simulators and virtual reality headsets, allowing players to use real equipment to compete against life-size virtual athletes. Also, the Museum will integrate the latest 3D/4D experiential technologies. Utilizing volumetrically-recreated, holographic imagery along with other sensory stimulation such as scents (imagine smells of bubble gum and cut grass in the Baseball area) and tangible sensations (such as feeling a cool mist as a 3D ice hockey player jump-stops in front of you), the use of state-of-the-art technology will create uniquely interactive experiences that will set NSM apart from other sports museums and halls of fame.
THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE EXTENDED THROUGH INTEGRATION WITH WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS: The experience doesn’t end when you leave the venue. By participating and interacting throughout, you will be creating and sharing information that will be uploaded to the website where you will be able to log-in to your personal webpage to see data and content from your visits. For those who compete in the simulators and other interactive stations, a link to the site will provide them with statistics, rankings and video clips from their various playing experiences. In addition, a social media, interactive gaming and trivia platform powered by Komo Live will let everyone interact online, building a virtual community of athletes and fans.