Yet another group in Macon is intent on saving the Halls of Fame.
Five private citizens will lead a Bibb County-Macon government partnership to help keep the music and sports halls of fame here.
Key to the plan: Revitalizing fundraising efforts and building new partnerships that could match local taxpayers’ money to greater sources of revenue. Advocates also want to drastically increase attendance. In a month, Georgia is expected to solicit proposals for the halls, which have required hefty state subsidies since they opened. Proposals will likely be due at the end of this year.
The Sports Hall of Fame got 10,000 visitors all of last year with your tax dollars keeping the lights on.
It makes sense for Macon to have the Music Hall of Fame. The Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Little Richard, James Brown — they’re all from Macon.
But the Sports Hall of Fame? Send it to Athens.