View Full Version : Possible Mickey Mantle Museum in Bricktown

05-28-2008, 07:57 AM
Okay, hopefully Steve won't mind me re-posting his blog. I'm surprised as well that no one including myself didn't catch this earlier.

Iím Amazed
Iíve yet to notice any discussion on the local chat boards about what may be one of the most important additions yet to Bricktown - a Mickey Mantle museum - as detailed in this story by Berry Tramel. This is one of a handful of potential attractions that could be coming to Bricktown, and all of them have the potential of transforming Bricktown from a regional to a national tourist destination.

Think about it - some names will remain eternal as sports legends: Babe Ruth, Mohammad Ali, Pete Rose, Jim Thorpe, Joe Namath Ö and yeah, absolutely, Mickey Mantle.

People will come. Oh yes, they will come.

Iíll argue with Berry about Mantleís visits to OKC. Just read Pody Poeís biography and youíll quickly discover Mickey Mantle was a regular at Poeís Nichols Hills ďcasino.Ē

Of course, OKC should jump on this opportunity. Build it out on the first floor of the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark between LIT and the Mickey Mantle statue, facing Mickey Mantle Drive, across from the Mickey Mantle Steakhouse. Itís a natural spot - and donít forget that Mickey Mantle graces every seat at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark.

Surely thereís a way to make this museum a reality.

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05-28-2008, 11:04 PM
I like this idea a lot. It's one of those things we were talking about in an earlier thread that we need -- attractions in Bricktown that are uniquely Oklahoma.

05-28-2008, 11:20 PM
I think this would def be interesting to have in bricktown. Were is the chat on attractions in Bricktown that are uniquely Oklahoma...