Overland Park, Kansas, Becomes First Home of the College Baseball Hall of Fame
The College Baseball Foundation and Visit Overland Park proudly announce that the College Baseball Hall of Fame will establish its inaugural physical location in Overland Park, Kansas. Located within the iconic Museum at Prairiefire, the College Baseball Hall of Fame will serve as a shared community asset, deepening connections to the nation's favorite pastime through a dynamic and ever-evolving space for college baseball enthusiasts to celebrate the sport's rich past, present and future.
Following an extensive search to find the permanent home for the College Baseball Hall of Fame, Overland Park and the Museum at Prairiefire emerged as ideal partners for the College Baseball Foundation through its purposeful vision and united support from the community. Visit Overland Park estimates that the College Baseball Hall of Fame will have a multi-million dollar impact on the local economy when its doors open in late 2025.
The College Baseball Foundation’s decision to make Overland Park and the Museum at Prairiefire the permanent home for the Hall of Fame is rooted in a shared commitment to the sport's history and a forward-thinking vision for the future. The College Baseball Foundation and Visit Overland Park aim to amplify the impact of the College Baseball Hall of Fame on the local community by launching educational initiatives tied to the sport, including K-12 STEM programming, and creating an interactive, continually evolving exhibit experience that encourages visitors to explore repeatedly.
Established in 2004 by the College Baseball Foundation, the College Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating notable accomplishments in college baseball history and inspiring the next generation of players. The tradition started with the induction of the inaugural class in 2006 and continues annually, with the most recent announcement of the 16th Hall of Fame class in 2023. This prestigious institution honors individuals across diverse roles - players, coaches, umpires, and administrators - who have made exceptional contributions to college baseball history at the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA levels..
The College Baseball Foundation and Visit Overland Park proudly announce that the College Baseball Hall of Fame will establish its…