Museum sponsor Upper Deck Sports is working with the LeBron James Family Foundation to select the exhibits for the museum, which will be located in the basement of House Three Thirty. (Courtesy of LeBron James Family Foundation)
AKRON, Ohio – The LeBron James Family Foundation announced Friday it’s planning a museum to honor the NBA star’s life and career inside House Three Thirty, a 60,000-square-foot community hub under construction on the site of the former Tangier restaurant on West Market Street in downtown Akron.
Named for the area code that covers Akron, Canton and Youngstown, House Three Thirty is slated to open sometime next year. The space will serve as a one-stop shop for I Promise family members — helping them reach their potential by offering financial education, job-training resources, opportunities for recreation and more.
Museum sponsor Upper Deck Sports is working with the LeBron James Family Foundation to select the exhibits for the museum, which will be located in the building’s basement. The museum plans to charge visitors an admission fee when it opens next year, according to USA Today.
Additional House Three Thirty highlights include:
- A sports complex supported by the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation. Located on the top level of the venue’s parking area, the complex will offer physical activities and indoor/outdoor events year-round for I Promise School, I Promise families and community members.
- A dining area in partnership with Old El Paso that will offer quick meals and space for people to gather.
- The J.M. Smucker HomeTown Hall, an indoor dining area for large gatherings and community conversations.
- Plans are also in the works for a retail space, a coffee bar, a lounge, a private card room, an ice cream parlor, a cabaret and more.
House Three Thirty will be a “source of pride and sense of belonging for our I Promise family and community – bringing people together and building each other up at a time when it’s needed most,” according to the foundation website.
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