Let’s Play Ball: The College Baseball Hall of Fame is coming to OP

The College Baseball Hall of Fame is coming to Overland Park.

After what The College Baseball Foundation is calling an “extensive” search to find a permanent home for its first ever physical hall of fame, they said they finally found the ideal location inside the Museum at Prairiefire and perfect partners with Visit Overland Park and Patrick Mahomes.

Although Mahomes, who donated an undisclosed monetary amount to bring the baseball organization to OP, is known far and wide for his football prowess, he is also no stranger to baseball.

“Baseball has been a huge part of my life, and I was fortunate to play the game in college,” said Mahomes, who played baseball at Texas Tech, in a statement. “I’m excited for the College Baseball Hall of Fame to call Overland Park home and join the community that I love so much.”

Mahomes’ father was also a professional baseball player.

Visit Overland Park estimates that the attraction will have a multi-million dollar impact on the local economy when its doors open in 2025.

“Welcoming the College Baseball Hall of Fame to Overland Park marks a historic milestone for our community,” said Warren R. Wilkinson, President and CEO, Visit Overland Park. “This visionary endeavor goes beyond Visit Overland Park and the College Baseball Foundation; it seeks to etch a lasting legacy for our entire community.”

Established in 2004 by the College Baseball Foundation, the Hall of Fame for college ball players is dedicated to celebrating notable accomplishments in college baseball history and inspiring the next generation of players. 

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