We love BYU sporting events and the other day we found ourselves at a Women’s Volleyball game at the Smith Fieldhouse. We really enjoyed watching the straight set victory and seeing our boys dance on the big board.
Afterward, we walked across the parking lot to a building called the Legacy Hall. This is the trophy hall for BYU sports. Our boys are huge BYU fans, but Mom and Dad, who attended BYU, enjoyed this building even more. And like all the museums at BYU, admission is FREE.
Inside we found hundreds of artifacts from the history of BYU sports. There were trophies such as the Heisman won by Ty Detmer, the 1984 National Championship, Jimmer Fredette’s Naismith Award, and hundreds from lesser known sports. There was a section for professional athletes from each sport: Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Marc Wilson, and Dennis Pitta were just a few of the NFLers on display. Cory Snyder, Vance Law, a few other MLBers were represented. Danny Ainge, Jimmer Fredette, and Travis Hansen anchored the NBA section.
We spent about 45 minutes walking through all the exhibits. There were track and field, volleyball, and plenty of female athletes honored as well. There was even a long timeline of BYU athletics, which started with a baseball game versus Utah that ended in extra innings and a benches clearing brawl.
The museum layout was nice. There were three floors with an open mezzanine and both stairs and an escalator. It’s a beautiful building with gorgeous views of the BYU campus and the mountains. We were there on a Saturday, but our friends have mentioned during the week you can ask for a tour. You might gain some extra insights with a personal tour. If you’re any kind of BYU sports fan, this stroll down memory lane is a must see!