It was established in 1959, with fundraising leading to an actual building opened to the public on February 17, 1968 at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. In 1985 a new hall off-campus was opened near downtown Springfield on the east bank of the Connecticut River.
On September 28, 2002, the Hall of Fame found its third home in a new $45 million, 80,000 square foot (7,400 mē) shrine to the sport. The new facility's architecture features a large silver semi-spherical structure several stories high.
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