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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the premier location for events of any size or type in Western Massachusetts and New England. With over 80,000 square feet of flexible function space. Each year, the facility has hosted hundreds of local and global corporate meetings, award dinners, private socials and internationally televised events.
The Hall of Fame’s facilities offer a number of conveniences including, free on-site and valet parking, 24 hour security, fully ADA compliant, a hotel and a full complement of restaurants right on property. Also, an unbeatable location in downtown Springfield along the Riverfront, right off Interstate 91, ten minutes from the Massachusetts Turnpike, 20 minutes from Hartford and Bradley International Airport, less than two hours from Boston and less than three hours from New York City.
The Museum’s unique facilities include Center Court, which is located in the heart of the Museum and transforms into a grand ballroom. The Hall of Fame also has space ideally suited for mid-size and smaller events, including the Special Exhibit Gallery and the Hall of Fame Boardroom, plus a state of the art 200 seat amphitheater, all under one roof at The World’s Finest Sports Museum.
The most unique room, located in the heart of the Museum, captures the excitement and grandeur of this magnificent building. This grand ballroom with its large domed ceiling and balcony view is the ideal location for a black-tie event or a casual get-together. Center Court has been home to countless awards ceremonies, weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs, corporate meetings, team building outings, plus recreational events and tournaments including, basketball, billiards, volleyball, cheer and dance performances.
Our 200-seat state of the art amphitheater has capabilities of teleconferencing, power-point presentations and is perfect for business lectures, concerts, award ceremonies, coordinated TV or broadcast viewings, film festivals and more. Located directly across from the Main Lobby Concourse, the marble floor Concourse can double as a pre or post reception area.
Special Exhibit Gallery
Located on the second floor inside the Museum, this flexible and elegant gallery space is also perfect for receptions, presentations, ceremonies and business lectures. The Gallery is also equipped with full audio and visual capabilities and features a one of a kind decor item, which is the actual basketball court flooring from the Delta Center where Michael Jordan took the last minute game winning shot to defeat the Utah Jazz on his way to securing the Chicago Bulls 6th championship in 1998.
Hall of Fame Boardroom
The Boardroom, which features views overlooking the Connecticut River, has 1,100 square feet of divisible corporate space and is a prime setting for business meetings, smaller presentations or to be used as a seperate breakout rooms during your larger event. The Hall of Fame Boardroom is located inside the Museum on the second floor just across from the Special Exhibit Gallery. The room also features presentation whiteboards, wireless internet and teleconferencing technology.
Team Building With The O I C Group
The O I C Group is a leadership-consulting firm based in the Boston area.
As one of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s “Performance Partners,” The O I C Group’s expertise is available to those organizations and groups who come to the Hall seeking memorable and high-impact sports themed team building events.
The Managing Director, Jonathan Golding, has worked with the BBHOF for over ten years. When the new Hall of Fame opened, Jonathan coached and assisted the management team in its transition from a Sports Museum to an Entertainment & Education Complex. Jonathan was also instrumental in creating the BBHOF Customer Service program “Guests First!”
For more information on Team Building With The O I C Group, please visit: www.oichoophall.com