Plenty of Hoopla at Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

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It’s not often that a basketball becomes a focal point for a city skyline, but such is the case in downtown Knoxville.

A 30-foot-tall basketball graces the entrance to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and the 20,000-pound round ball is clearly visible to motorists traveling near the intersection of I-40 and I-75. The gigantic structure was built to resemble an actual regulation basketball, down to the 96,000 “nubs” covering its fiberglass surface.

 

women's basketball, hall of fame, Knoxville, TN

The unique sculpture even sits atop a glass staircase that looks remarkably like a basketball net. Minneapolis-based HSC Scenic Services designed and built the unusual landmark.

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