Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's Future in Jeopardy

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Wichita City Council is considering if it will allow the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame to stay in a city-owned building, putting the hall's future in jeopardy.

The discussion today was to center on the financial struggles of the Hall of Fame. The hall was turned over to the city when it realized it couldn't make its biannual $97,000 rent payment last month.

City leaders knew they would have to step up since the rent is used to make payments on a 1.7 million-dollar bond. The city issued the bond to renovate the building it used to lure the hall to Wichita from Abilene.

But in asking the city for the money, hall officials reiterated what they've said since at least 2006: the hall needs more than private donations and admission fees to stay open.

Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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