New Jersey Hall of Fame breaks ground at American Dream site
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Hall of Fame is on its way toward getting a new home.
Officials broke ground on Wednesday at a site in the American Dream megamall and entertainment complex at the Meadowlands.
The museum has been mobile for its 10-year existence. Among its more than 140 inductees are Frank Sinatra, Paul Robeson, Meryl Streep, Toni Morrison and Bruce Springsteen.
This year’s inductees included astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, World Cup soccer star Carli Lloyd and TV “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro.
The new museum is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020. Planned attractions include a virtual reality theater and hologram theater.
It’s expected to cost $10 million, of which the Hall has raised about $5.8 million.
The American Dream complex is expected to open next spring.