The Design and Project Management company behind such projects as MLB All-Star FanFest and Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame and Museum joins forces with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to design and build exhibits at new 10,000 sq. ft. facility.
St. Marys, ON (February 27, 2014) – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has selected BaAM Productions of Toronto, ON to plan, design, fabricate, and project manage the museum’s public spaces and exhibits. Since moving to its current location in St. Marys, ON in 1994, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has expanded to include four baseball fields, walking trails, and a museum. A new 10,000 sq. ft. museum is now entering its next phase of development at a site selected for its proximity to Beachville, ON where the first documented baseball game was played.
Working alongside Hall of Fame and Museum staff, the board of directors, Marklevitz Architects Inc., and an active volunteer base in St Marys, BaAM will be responsible for designing all aspects of the visitor experience, including the hall of inductees and interactive exhibit galleries. BaAM will be engaged in the early stages of the project to advise the site committee and Marklevitz Architects Inc. during the design and build of the new facility as well as to collaborate with the Museum on their collections assessment and interpretive planning.
BaAM is uniquely poised to explore the intersection of sport and culture at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. For more than twenty years, BaAM has worked with teams and leagues to create fan experiences and has also been designing and developing museum exhibits. This means BaAM understands sports from a unique perspective. Projects like the Science of Hockey, Hockey Heritage North, and the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame and Museum have combined BaAM’s experience creating traditional museum spaces and exhibits with the firm’s deep understanding of the passion and accomplishments of sports teams, leagues and players. In creating MLB All-Star FanFest, BaAM’s team of designers and project managers work on an ongoing basis with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Negro Leagues Museum and players from the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League to effectively tell the stories and celebrate the personalities behind baseball and the culture that it inspires. The event is often referred to as “Baseball Heaven on Earth.”
BaAM is thrilled to collaborate with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on this truly exciting endeavor and to work with a committed volunteer base in order to create a national museum that is truly special for the region and baseball fans everywhere. “BaAM’s extensive work with professional sports clients in cities throughout North America has confirmed for us that sport is an integral part of the cultural fabric of each place that we visit,” said Gary Myers, Vice President – Creative of BaAM Productions, “and we look forward to continuing to share these stories from the Canadian perspective.”
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Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Since its inception as a non-profit, charitable foundation in 1982, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum has been dedicated to preserving Canada’s rich baseball heritage. Although founded in
Toronto, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was relocated to its permanent home in St.
Marys, Ontario in 1994. The Hall of Fame strives to make Canadians proud of the game’s long history
in their country. A select group of baseball legends – including pro ballplayers, amateurs, builders, and
honorary members – have been enshrined in the Hall. For more info, please visit http://baseballhalloffame.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Christine Kerr, Vice President
Aimee Roy, Communications Manager