Shanaman Sports Museum closing at Tacoma Dome

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Shanaman Sports Museum that has called the Tacoma Dome home for more than 20 years is closing unless it can find a new location.

Since 1994, the Shanaman Sports Museum has resided at the Tacoma Dome, featuring artifacts and exhibits of Tacoma’s athletics history. Due to the Tacoma Dome’s renovation and revised use plan, the museum is exiting the building.

The public will have a final opportunity to view the museum in its existing form Thursday, November 29 from 4-7 p.m.

Parking at the Tacoma Dome will be free for this event. The first 50 visitors receive complimentary pens and postcards. The first 30 visitors may purchase a copy of the book, Playgrounds to the Pros: An Illustrated History of Sports in Tacoma-Pierce County, for $10.

Hundreds of items are on display, including a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth when he stopped in Tacoma on a barnstorming tour in 1924 for a game against a team of local All-Stars.

Also included in the collection are:

    The future home of these artifacts and exhibits is uncertain. Click here for more information.