Basketball HOF Inducting New Members As Attendance Surges
The Basketball HOF on Sunday will induct 12 new members, with coverage on NBA TV. Enshrinees will include Rick Pitino, Jerry Tarkanian, Gary Payton, Bernard King and Sylvia Hatchell (Basketball HOF). This comes as the facility has enjoyed an attendance rise of 27.5% over the last two years and "looks almost sure to surpass 235,000 this year." The now completed "60 Days of Summer" helped the venue "overcome the biggest challenge faced" by the "museum industry in general: convincing people to visit more than once" (Springfield REPUBLICAN, 9/1).