Anne Madarasz, Museum Division Director and Co-Director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum: The Sports Museum is a museum-within-a-museum. It’s 20,000 square feet that tells the story of the unforgettable from sports history in Pittsburgh and the almost forgotten.
You’ll find all the people you expect to meet here – the Terry Bradshaw’s, the Franco Harris’s, the Bill Mazeroski’s, the Mario Lemieux’s – but you’ll also learn some stories about people that you might not know about or that are new to you. There’s some great stuff here, like Franco Harris’s shoes and the turf from the Immaculate Reception, the jersey that Mario Lemieux was wearing when they won the first Stanley Cup, the pitching rubber from the 1960 World Series, Swin Cash’s jersey from her Olympic championship – just some incredible things.
Ned Schano, Director of Communications and Co-Directory of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum: When visitors come to the Sports Museum, they’ll be greeted by a six-screen, multi-video presentation showcasing the greatest moments in Pittsburgh sports. You’ll see everything from Bill Mazeroski’s home run in the 1960 World Series to Billy Conn and Joe Lewis battling at Madison Square Garden. The Sports Museum has more than 70 interactives throughout the space. You can try to throw a pass to Lynn Swann and John Stallworth, you can try on the Steelers’ six Super Bowl rings – you can even make a putt in the world-famous Oakmont church pew bunkers.
At the Sports Museum, you can relive the greatest moments in Pittsburgh sports – Super Bowls, Stanley Cups, World Series, Olympic gold – it’s all here.