About the Hall
Hall of HonorThe Hall of Honor is where we formally recognize the individuals who have been inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Each inductee has helped the game of women's basketball grow, and their achievements are highlighted in this area of the Hall. List of Inductees
All American Red HeadsThe All American Red Heads played for 50 years from 1936-1986, which is still the longest running women’s professional team. The Red Heads were founded by Mr. & Mrs. C.M. Olson in Cassville, Missouri. C.M. Olson was the former coach/owner of a male exhibition basketball team called Olson’s Terrible Swedes. Known for their on-court antics, this inspired C.M. Olson’s wife, Doyle, and the women who worked in her beauty salons to form a women’s professional exhibition team. More Information
Basketball CourtsIn the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, you can test your basketball skills on three different courts, a timed dribbling course, and a passing skills area. There is also a photo area where you can pretend to be differents players throughout history.
The Eastman StatueAs you enter the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Pat Summitt Rotunda, the first thing you see is the Eastman Statue. This 17-foot bronze statue exemplifies our mission to "honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future" of women's basketball. Each inductee receives a replica of this statue upon their induction into the Hall of Fame
"Mother of Women's Basketball"Senda Berenson is considered the "Mother of Women's Basketball". She authored and developed the first basketball guide for women. At the Hall, you can listen to Senda as she tells you about the early years of women's basketball. More Information
Join Our TeamPlayers at every level receive numerous benefits by making the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (WBHOF) their first round pick! Membership at the WBHOF is your fastbreak to unlimited admission to the Hall for an entire year. You can make WBHOF your first round pick by stopping in the WBHOF and complete an application at the Hall or calling the Hall at (865) 633-9000.
Purchase A BrickThe courtyard outside of the South Rotunda of the Hall of Fame, shaped like a basketball, is comprised of numerous bricks with personalized inscriptions. Many of the bricks are engraved to honor guests, inductees, and a host of others who have chosen to leave their legacy at the Hall of Fame. Call (865) 633-9000 to purchase your brick.
Hall of Fame's Pat Summitt Rotunda
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame opened in June 1999 in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the only facility of its kind dedicated to all levels of women's basketball. With the 2014 Induction, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will celebrate its 16th Anniversary and add six new members to our prestigious Hall, honoring 139 inductees. In addition to preserving the history of the game, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is also the perfect location for special events, proms, wedding receptions, corporate meetings, birthday parties, and reunions, to name a few. So whether you are looking for inspiration, education or just plain fun, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is the place to find it!
- Address: 700 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915.
- Phone: (865) 633-9000
Hours of Operation
- Labor Day - April 30
Tuesday - Friday 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
May 1 - Labor Day
Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Stay Tuned for Tickets to the 2016 Induction Ceremony
The Class of 2016 include Sherri Coale, June Courteau, Joe Lombard, Jackie Stiles, Bill Tipps (posthumously), and Natalie Williams