Sports only started to gain mass appeal in the 20th century, when they replaced our old national pastime—collecting pathogenic bacteria in our intestines. Get in the game with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $8 for two adult admissions (a $16 value)
- $13 for two adult and two child’s admissions (a $26 value)
- $16 for four adult admissions (a $32 value)
The Hall of Champions sings the sinewy praises of athletes from across the sporting spectrum. Visitors get a sense of human achievement while learning about sports greats, including boxers, hockey players, and probably more sailors than you might have expected.
San Diego Hall of Champions
Since 1953, the Breitbard Hall of Fame has paid homage to the adrenaline-fueled achievements of more than 140 San Diego athletes. Starting with football star Harold “Brick” Muller, so nicknamed for the brick he used as a mouth guard, the hall has since inducted legends such as Ted Williams, Bill Walton, Tony Hawk, Tony Gwynn, and more. The hall of fame’s host, San Diego Hall of Champions, likewise honors the city’s heroes of amateur, collegiate, and professional sports with three levels of exhibits and memorabilia totaling 68,000 square feet.
Those collectibles include trophies won by distance swimmer and Breitbard inductee Florence Chadwick, as well as one of football coach Sid Gillman’s playbooks. Exhibits focus on classic franchises such as the San Diego Padres and Chargers, as well as extreme sports such as skateboarding, which San Diego native Tony Hawk helped pioneer.
This is a great little museum in the heart of Balboa Park that contains quite a bit of sports memorabiliaRyan S., Yelp, 3/4/12
“Needs better lightning”
2131 Pan American Plz.
San Diego, California 92101