Oldest North American Sports Hall of Fame

Trivia Question

Of the major North American Sports (baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer), which sport has the oldest hall of fame?

Trivia Question Answer

The halls of fame from the oldest to the newest are:

  • 1939 – The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1957 – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was established in 1957. The hall of fame building actually opened in 1968 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • 1961 – The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
  • 1999 – The National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York (which is very close to Cooperstown, the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame).


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