Magee’s legislation passes to extend time to expand International Boxing Hall of Fame

Pictured is the Madison Square Garden boxing ring exhibit at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota. File photo.

Magee’s legislation passes to extend time to expand International Boxing Hall of Fame

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced that legislation he authored granting the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota additional time to develop vacant state Thruway Authority property for its expansion has been signed into law (Ch. 129 of 2018).

“The International Boxing Hall of Fame draws in visitors from across the state, the country and the world,” Magee said. “Giving its leadership more time to get this expansion right will give boxing fans a better experience and help boost the local economy and our small businesses.”

The International Boxing Hall of Fame first opened its doors in 1989, showcasing the sport’s rich history. A law passed in 2013 allowed the organization to use land along the Thruway bordering its facility to expand, as long as the project was completed within five years; Magee’s new law extends the deadline to 2023 to allow more time for fundraising and planning.

The expanded facility will include collections of fist casts, boxing robes, tickets, programs and artwork, as well as a research library.

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