Conveniently located at Main and Washington Blvd., just south of downtown Los Angeles and near STAPLES Center and LA LIVE, SPORTS MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES is in the mecca of Southern California sports.

The 32,000 square foot museum contains more than 10,000 prized pieces collected during a 25-year period housed in more than 30 galleries and is valued in the millions of dollars. The permanent exhibits feature items dating to the 19th Century and include one-of-a-kind pieces from football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, boxing, biking, soccer and other sports. The museum envisions a Phase 2 development plan encompassing 14,000 square feet to house a vast exhibition of sports and athletics in the movies, as well as traveling exhibitions and a hall to host private parties.

SPORTS MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES features an unrivaled collection of artifacts from the greatest sports legends. The museum celebrates the advances of sports equipment through the centuries and the intersection of sports and pop culture. Sports history is brought to life at SPORTS MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES by providing visitors an opportunity to view historical pieces including photographs, uniforms, films and sports board games dating to the 1800s. In addition to a treasure trove of Southern California sports artifacts, SPORTS MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES possesses objects that chronicle American and international sports history.

Some of the most notable collectibles showcased in the museum are:

*Babe Ruth's 1934 tour uniform

*The Lou Gehrig New York Yankees' warm-up jacket worn by the "Iron Horse" on the day he ended his consecutive games streak in 1939

*Joe DiMaggio's record-breaking ball from his legendary 56-game hitting streak

*Game-worn jerseys from the great centers of the NBA including Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and outstanding quarterbacks of the NFL

*One of the earliest Heisman trophies awarded to Bruce "Boo" Smith in 1941

*A cornice stone from the original Yankee Stadium

*A photograph signed by all the members of Notre Dame's 1924 backfield - the legendary "Four Horsemen"

*A room with 25 commissioned oil paintings by Carl Tolpo of legendary baseball Hall of Famers such as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Christy Mathewson and Lou Gehrig.

The unparalleled collection is the property of museum founder and CEO Gary Cypres, a prominent Los Angeles business executive and leading sports memorabilia collector originally from the Bronx, N.Y., who recently decided to open his collection to the public.

Spectacular Sports Museum of Los Angeles opens November 28th, the day after Thanksgiving. For more information, contact:

Sports Museum of Los Angeles

1900 South Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90007



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