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Opened in early 2020, the Florida Atlantic University Fogelman Sports Museum houses the donated sports memorabilia collection of former Kansas City Royals owner and Boca Raton resident, Avron B. Fogelmen. Taken together, the collection reflects not only growth and development of sports in America but the history of the country as well. The museum is housed in the Schmidt Family Complex next to the FAU stadium.


  • The FAU Fogelman Sports Museum houses the impressive sports collection of former Kansas City Royals owner Avron B. Fogelman.

Highlights of the museum include Joe DiMaggio's 1936 uniform, the 1985 Kansas City Royals World Series trophy, several baseballs signed by famous sports players and historical figures, the uniform worn by Hank Aaron when he broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, the last Yankee uniform pants Babe Ruth wore, a letter written by Jackie Robinson criticizing discrimination, and the final cleats Jim Thorpe used. Taken together, the 562-piece collection reflects not only growth and development of sports but the history of the country as well. Fogelman owned the Kansas City Royals from 1983 to 1991. The museum will also offer a variety of programs and events.

Elman, Jake. "FAU to build Fogelman Sports Museum at the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence." The Palm Beach Post. March 28, 2019. https://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/20190328/fau-to-build-fogelman-sports-museum-at-schmidt-family-complex-for-academic-and-athletic-excellence.

Homepage. FAU Fogelman Sports Museum. Accessed April 27, 2020. https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/fogelman-sports-museum.

Smalls II, C. Isaiah. "You can find $10 million worth of sports memorabilia in this new South Florida museum." Miami Herald. February 12, 2020. https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article240199957.html.

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FAU Fogelman Sports Museum