Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s multi-million dollar fundraising campaign


Kansas City Based Architecture and Design Firm, Pendulum Studio, has partnered with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) on a design concept for a new facility  which could be built adjacent to the Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center (BOERC). The partnership is seeking US$25 million in funding.

The Negro Leagues were established by Andrew “Rube” Foster in 1920, with the last All-Star Game held in 1962 (Image: Pendulum Studio)

The announcement was made at the NLBM Field of Legends with multiple local representatives present, including: congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas; Jackson County executive Frank White Jr, Kansas City Sports Commission president and CEO Kathy Nelson, and Kansas City Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman.

The unveiling was accompanied by the announcement of a US$1m grant from Bank of America by Matt Linski, president of Bank of America Kansas City (Image: Pendulum Studio)

“The opportunity for my firm to lead the way in not only honouring the history of the game, especially as it relates to the African-American experience and the legends of the past, but to also look ahead to the future through innovation, technology, and design is an incredible honor and weighty responsibility,” said Pendulum CEO Jonathan O’Neil Cole.

Further information on the design concept and fundraising campaign can be found here.

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