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San Diego Hall of Champions

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Founder  Bob Howard
Phone  +1 619-234-2544
San Diego Hall of Champions
Location  San Diego, California, US
Address  2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Hours  Open today · 10AM–4:30PMSaturday10AM–4:30PMSunday10AM–4:30PMMonday10AM–4:30PMTuesday10AM–4:30PMWednesday10AM–4:30PMThursday10AM–4:30PMFriday10AM–4:30PMSuggest an edit
Similar  San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego Museum of Man, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Museum of Art, Old Globe

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The San Diego Hall of Champions is an American multi-sport museum in San Diego, California. It is recognized as the largest multi-sport museum in the United States. Located in the Federal Building in Balboa Park, the 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m2) facility recognizes outstanding athletic accomplishments and traditions involving more than forty-two sports. The Hall of Champions was founded in 1959 and includes the Breitbard Hall of Fame.


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Breitbard Hall of Fame

The Breitbard Hall of Fame was established in 1953 by Robert Breitbard. It honors athletes who either (1) have excelled in sports in San Diego or (2) are native San Diegans who have excelled in sports elsewhere. As of 2008, 117 athletes have been inducted, representing 20 sports: archery; badminton and tennis; baseball; basketball; bowling; boxing; diving and swimming; football; golf; hockey; horse racing; marksmanship; motor sports; pole vaulting; sailing; skateboarding; soccer; track and field; triathlon; and wrestling. New members are inducted in February at the Salute to the Champions dinner.


To be eligible for enshrinement, the candidate must meet these criteria:

  • An athlete, coach or special contributor native to San Diego county or who represented a San Diego high school, university, sports organization or professional team
  • Professional athletes not native to San Diego county must have spent at least 4 years of their career in San Diego
  • Athletes must be retired for at least 2 years or be at least 50 years old
  • Coaches and contributors do not need to be retired, but must have spent at least 7 years working in their field
  • Inductees

    For each inductee's San Diego connection, see footnote


    San Diego Hall of Champions Wikipedia