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Kansas Sports Hall of Fame to locate at Chisholm Trail in addition to Boathouse

WICHITA — Even though the spacious Wichita Boathouse is going to be the new home for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, there’s still not room to house all of the Hall’s memorabilia.

That’s because the second floor of the Boathouse will be used for event and party rentals.

“We don’t want to put these things in a box and put them on a back shelf somewhere,” says Ted Hayes, the Hall’s president and CEO, of high school and college sports memorabilia. “That would be a shame.”

Enter Chisholm Trail Center-Outlet & Retail Shops. The Hall is taking 21,000 square feet at the Newton center.

“Obviously, right beside the interstate at an exit in a growing retail development made an awfully lot of sense just from (a standpoint of) visibility and location,” Hayes says.