'Showboat' unveils plans for Hall of Fame

The man behind a proposed sports hall of fame and athletic complex in Sandusky said he's gearing up for a months-long fundraising campaign to make the project a reality.
Tom Jackson
Mar 9, 2012

The man behind a proposed sports hall of fame and athletic complex in Sandusky said he's gearing up for a months-long fundraising campaign to make the project a reality.

LaMont "Showboat" Robinson has released new details on the Hall of Fame Sports Dome he plans to build at 1001 Fremont Ave., on the city's west side. He recently released an artist's rendering of the project and also completed a feasibility study. 

He said he has raised about $1 million toward to the $11.5 million cost, and plenty of sponsorship opportunities are available — including a $10 million sponsorship that offers recognition as a co-founder of the Sports Immortals Museum.

"The naming rights could pay for the whole ball of wax," Robinson said. He's hoping to get sporting goods companies to support the plan.

For more on Robinson's project, pick up Friday's Register. Also, check out his project website here.

Comments

here in ohio

HAHAHA GOOD LUCK WHAT THAT !!!!!

Darkhorse

He has a drawing but no money to go with it.  I hope this does not become another Eymann project.

Matt Easterhold

This will neverrrrrrrrrrrrr happen, this guy is raising money to line his own pockets.  Look at the trailer he dropped down on the site.  Made it look like they were setting up base camp for the project, now the port o potty is gone and signs and flags are blown off already.

 

booster

I would like to see the progress, don't get me wrong, but this project seems a long way away from completion.  Need 11million.  Have 1 million, just need 10 million more and if you donate that 10 million, the place can be named after you.  Yeah, seems about right since the donor built the entire place!  Seems like a pretty lofty goal. 

Even more interesting, when you visit the website to make an inquiry about "Investing" that 10 million, you are given the email address of rmagicians@aol.com.  See here:  http://www.ohiosportshofm.com/si...

Really, a high dollar (or any dollar) investor has to reply to a free email address?  No email address for @ohiosportshofm.com 

 

Also, mark you calendars.   According to the website:

http://www.ohiosportshofm.com/si...

The announcement for the inaugural induction class will be made on April 2, 2012

Ticket price: $75.00 (advance)   $100.00 (VIP)  -  tickets go on sale April 15, 2012 (300 available)

Ohio Sports Hall of Fame induction Ceremony will be held September 16, 2012 at Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio

 

fancy1

I was excited about the project until I find out "Showboat"  is 10 million dollars short and seeking public donations through fundraisers.  What's next?  Tax abatements, selling stocks to investors, deferred payments from city loans? Abscounding?

 

LovesAllDogs

Sorry. If I'm going to donate a dime to anything in this economy, it's not going to be related to sports, and it sure as heck isn't going to be in conjunction to anything as amateur looking as this project.

Unabasho

Sorry, skeptical
Needle hitting the peg on
B.S. detector

 

Captain Gutz

Oh ye of little faith. How about the baseball facility being constructed on 250 south of Bogart Rd? The sign clearly states "Opening Spring 2011".