Booth Family Hall of Athletics Receives Honors
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Booth Family Hall of Athletics, located on the east side of historic Allen Fieldhouse, has recently received two honors – the 2015 Best of Lawrence Award and the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
The Hall was named the Best of Lawrence award in the “tourist attractions” category by the Lawrence Award Program. Each year, the Lawrence Award Program identifies companies that it believes has achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the Lawrence community. These exceptional companies help make the Lawrence area a great place to live, work and play.
According to TripAdvisor.com, TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers. The Booth Family Hall of Athletics currently has 45 reviews on TripAdvisor.com with 41 receiving excellent ratings and the other four very good.
Currently closed until early October 2015 to accommodate the Allen Fieldhouse phase of construction of the DeBruce Center, the Booth Family Hall of Athletics is a 19,335-square-foot museum adjacent to the east side of Allen Fieldhouse. The facility opened in January 2006 and was expanded in 2009. It is open year-round, allowing Jayhawk fans everywhere to experience the history and tradition of Kansas Athletics. The mission of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics is to celebrate and preserve the history and tradition of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Kansas. The Hall of Athletics aims to educate visitors and inspire them to enrich the future of the Jayhawk legacy.
The original Hall was made possible through more than $5 million in gifts from the children and grandchildren of the late Gilbert and Betty Booth, longtime Jayhawk fans and Lawrence residents.
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