Lou Scheinfeld, the former Flyers vice president, wants a sports museum in South Philly. The idea is an interactive facility that would bring a collection of Philadelphia’s sports history to the public.
The project is in planning stages, but Scheinfeld is hoping to make this $20 million dream a reality in the same area that’s home to Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center.
Comcast-Spectacor, in a partnership with the Cordish Companies, owns the development rights to the city-owned land surrounding the Wells Fargo Center, Page said.
Scheinfeld estimates it would cost $20 million to erect the state-of-the-art building, which would be equipped with interactive, high-tech electronics that “people will be blown away with. We want people to come back and be wowed by the experience, where you see what it’s like to face a 100 mile-per-hour fastball or drive an Indy car.”
There would be no cost to taxpayers – or to Comcast-Spectacor – to construct the building, Scheinfeld said. “It’s up to me and others to raise the money, he said, noting he already has a pledge from a donor for $1 million and that he has submitted a $1.2 million state grant request.