Puerto Rican Sports Hall of Fame Museum

Puerto Rico Sports Hall of Fame

This Museum is not open….at least we have not seen it open whenever we go by it.

Puerto Rico might be a small island, but it is big on sports and it has supplied the world with some amazing sports heroes. While I admit that I am not a big sports fan, we did stop by the Pabellón de la Fama del Deporte Puertorriqueno (Puerto Rican Sports Hall of Fame) just at the entrance to Old San Juan and we learned a lot.

There have been some great local figures in almost every sport imaginable. If you are into sports at all, a quick stop in to this free museum would be enjoyable.

Puerto Rico Sports Hall of Fame

Inaugurated in March 2012, the Pabellón de la Fama del Deporte Puertorriqueno is a small museum and library that has been built under the bleachers at the old Sixto Escobar Stadium (Estadio Sixto Escobar) at the Parque del Tercer Milenio in the Escambron Beach area of Old San Juan. As you enter, the library is to the left and the sports "museum" is to the right.

The museum has basic information (names, sports, and years) for about 600 athletes. Some of the most famous ones get large bilingual informational presentations about them.

Puerto Rico Sports Hall of Fame

People like ChiChi Rodriguez (golf), Angel Cordero Jr (jockey), Sixto Escobar (boxer), Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad Jr (boxer), Roberto Clemente (baseball), and Roberto Alomar (baseball) have large write-ups. There is also detailed info on some great athletes in ice skating, tennis, basketball, swimming, football, volleyball, and track & field.

Seriously! There have been great Puerto Rican players in almost every sport imaginable, even skiing!

Since 1948, Puerto Rico has won 8 Olympic medals, spread across boxing (boxeo), track, and wrestling. In the 2016 Summer Olympics, Puerto Rico was represented by athletes in Boxing, Diving, Equestrian, Judo, Road Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling. and various track events (Athletics).

It is a great place to learn about the Puerto Ricans who have become world record holders, world title winners, Olympic team members, and World Hall of Fame members. While it is not a "must visit" place, it would be an interesting stop if you are in the area.


Puerto Rico Sports Hall of Fame

Admission is free.

I don’t think it is open anymore. The Hall of Fame is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 2pm.

Allow 30 to 60 minutes.

It is not air-conditioned inside. They had a number of fans going, so it was not too hot in there.

Parking is across the street in the Luis Munoz Rivera Park or in the Balneario Escambron parking lot.

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You should contact the museum directly. We just wrote about our visit.

Comment by Gwenn on 06 Jul 2018

Do you have any information on Juan Luyanda, my uncle, for track and field. He broke records and won Gold and silver medals in the Pan American games circa 1935

Comment by Ramon Castro on 05 Jul 2018

You would need to contact the museum directly. You may want to find the town he was from and contact them.

Comment by Gwenn on 06 Mar 2018

Do you information on Silvano Maldonado who was a soccer player

Comment by Abe Maldonado on 06 Mar 2018

I don't know if they have info on him there....you would have to contact the museum directly...though I haven't seen it open recently.

Comment by Gwenn on 15 Nov 2017

My great grandfather was nicasio olmo marathon runner, do you have information on him there. Says he was inducted into the hall of fame in 1964

Comment by Natalie Rodriguez rubino on 06 Nov 2017

I don't, but they have a web site http://www.cangrejerospr.com/ write to them directly and they can probably help.

Comment by Gwenn on 21 Nov 2016

Do you have any information for me to consider about the Winter Games Baseball Team Cangrejeros de Santurce Santurce crabbers and any notable info names of Team members in 1950-1955 Thanks.

Comment by Lillian Torres on 21 Nov 2016

Sorry- we don't have any info about him.

Comment by Gwenn on 18 May 2016

Soy residente en Aguada. Necesito fotos e informacion de Ismael (Chavalillo) Delgado para publicación e informacion en mi pueblo. El coliseo se llena en todos los juegos del BSN, pero no conocen la historia de Chavalillo. Deseo aportar. Muchas Gracias.

Comment by carlos gonzalez on 16 May 2016

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