Arizona Athletic Heritage Center
Designed architecturally by Tucson's IEF Group, the Athletic Heritage Center will contain 9,000 sq. ft. of floor space and, at its center beneath a ceiling 30 ft. high, a "Hall of Fame" mezzanine for special events. The Heritage Center will present to the mall a face entirely of glass. "'Spectacular' will be a fitting adjective to use to describe its outward appearance," states Tom Sanders, associate athletics director for Heritage. "One of our major objectives is to create interior exhibits and displays that are just as spectacular."
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The Center will feature display cases for each of the University's intercollegiate sports and numerous other displays centered on outstanding student-athletes, performances, and events, tradition and spirit-related topics from more than 100 years of UA Athletics.
Although the Heritage Center's displays and exhibits will utilize UA Athletic Department memorabilia, the acquisition of historically-relevant items from private sources-principally from UA alumni-Letterwinners, other alumni, and friends of the University is imperative for the Heritage Center to reflect the richness of UA athletic history as fully as possible. "We're especially interested in historical photographs, film and videotape, uniforms and other apparel,
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publications, and competition equipment of all kinds, from all sports," Sanders says. We'd like to encourage anyone and everyone who has interesting and relevant memorabilia to donate to contact us at their earliest convenience."
Sanders and Heritage Center Curator Dr. Mary Ann Winslow can be reached at .
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