Sunday, December 30, 2018

Newest physical hall of fame is for mascots

The U.S. has lots of halls of fame for athletes and musicians, but now there’s one for sports team mascots.
The likes of Benny the Bull from the Chicago Bulls and Mr. Met from the New York Mets are being honored at the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana. The $18 million, 25,000-square-foot, three-story state-of-the-art facility opened on Dec. 26.
The Mascot Hall of Fame is as much an interactive children’s museum as it is a shrine to zany, entertaining team mascots.
In the future, the facility might expand to honor corporate brand mascots, such as Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes icon Tony the Tiger and the giggling Pillsbury Doughboy.
(See articles by Post-Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ.)

Photos from Mascot Hall of Fame.

Related resource:

Halls of Fame in North America

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