Baseball Hall Of Fame May Move To NYC
So in case you haven't heard, back in May it had been brought up as a possibility that the Baseball Hall of Fame, which has been located in Cooperstown, NY since 1930, might be relocated to New York City.
Apparently, the Baseball Hall of Fame has really been struggling to attract tourists since 2013, where only about 260,000 visitors came to visit. The Baseball Hall of Fame hasn't seen numbers that low since about the 1980s. Even smaller museums in NYC see more visitors than the Baseball Hall of Fame has recently in Cooperstown.
So I get why they would want to move it down to New York City, since, sure, it would most likely do better in New York City and see all those visitors that I'm sure it needs. On the other hand, one can also make the argument that if they move it to the city, Cooperstown would lose its main attraction and it would quickly slip into obscurity. The baseball community in Cooperstown is arguably keeping Cooperstown on the map by itself, so if you take that away, what do you really have left?
The Baseball Hall of Fame was also originally built in Cooperstown because of the idea that Abner Doubleday founded baseball there. So as much as I understand that how many visitors the museum attracts is important for something like the Baseball Hall of Fame, baseball is also plain and simply the culture and lifestyle of Cooperstown.
They're going to do what they're going to do, but I don't think it should be moved to New York City. I don't know if they quite understand how important it is to people here.
What do you think? Should the Baseball Hall of Fame be moved to New York City? Let us know in the comments.