Visit the Booth Family Hall of Athletics during Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 3, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas Athletics has announced that the doors to the Booth Family Hall of Athletics will open an hour early before the Oct. 7 football game versus Texas A&M to allow Jayhawk fans time to explore the museum and visit KUStore.com before the 11 a.m. kickoff. The Hall of Athletics and KUStore.com will be open 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will reopen from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
Opened in January 2006, the Booth Family Hall of Athletics celebrates the rich heritage and tradition of Kansas Athletics over a sprawling 26,000 sq. feet. Divided into six distinct attractions, the Booth Family Hall of Athletics features displays of athletes and programs currently competing for KU as well as cases focusing on individual decades. Fans can see stories, trophies and artifacts earned by Jayhawks from as far back as 1882 to the four Big 12 championships earned by KU during the 2005-06 season.
The result of a generous gift from the Booth Family, the Hall of Athletics also features interactive displays that allow guests to search for past and present athletes who competed in the crimson and blue, and read about their achievements. Guests can also experience the sensation of walking on the different playing surfaces on which KU athletes compete. Numerous video screens on display throughout the Hall of Athletics also allow guests to relive many of the thrilling moments in Kansas Athletics history.
Normal hours of operation for the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and KUStore.com are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with gameday exceptions. For more information about the Booth Family Hall of Athletics or to set up guided tours, go to www.kuathletics.com or call (785) 864-7050.