2009-03-19 / Local & State

Harrisburg Mayor Likely To Halt Sports Museum Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed says a lack of money is likely to force the cancellation of his plan to build a national sports hall of fame in Pennsylvania's capital city.

Reed says fundraising for the 120,000-square-foot facility never got off the ground and that the nine-year-old plan is all but certain to be canceled this year.

The mayor was previously forced to abandon plans for two other museums that he hoped would bring more visitors to the capital - a Wild West museum and an African-American history museum.

Two others are up and running - The National Civil War Museum and the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum.

Reed faces two opponents for the Democratic nomination in his bid this year for an eighth term.

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