For a lot of folks, this is pretty much “I told you so”. The ACC Hall of Champions has not quite lived up to the hype and finally folks are scratching their heads “why”? It’s not even drawing people to the exhibit hall when the coliseum is filled with basketball fans.
Is $5.00 too much? Is the facility too small (Matt Brown wanted it located in the Canada Dry building)? Is the website helpful? Is it open enough?
WHY? WHY? WHY? Thousands of tax payer dollars as well as thousands of private dollars are being dropped into this facility, over and above the coliseum’s massive red budget.
Folks times are changing and museums, “halls” and encyclopedias are a thing of the past. When your exhibit is under glass, it might as well be on-line, under the “glass” of a computer screen. Active participation – play and learn – activities are driving the attendance to the Greensboro Children’s Museum, as well as many other similar type facilities. The ACC Hall of Champions has a basketball goal or two, so does Chucky Cheese – where are you going to take your kid?
As with many other museums, the ACC Hall of Champions must find it’s niche. Fortunately, the coliseum has plenty of unused space, so it is not like they will be forced to relocate anytime soon.
Have you attended? What did you like? If you have not attended, why not?