The Jerry Colangelo Museum in Phoenix, AZ, is located on the Grand Canyon University campus west of the GCU Arena. Colangelo has more than 50 years of experience in sports business management and franchise ownership, as well as dozens of other business organizations.
The recently opened museum showcases photos and mementos from Colangelo’s nearly five decades in the Valley of the Sun. Stop by to celebrate this Phoenix sports icon and his many contributions to the sports and business sectors.
Admission to the museum is free.
Jerry Colangelo is one of the most influential and caring sports entrepreneurs in American history. He turned Phoenix into a major-league sports town and delivered top athletic teams to Arizona. As a dynamic community leader and committed Christian, Colangelo’s commitment to Phoenix transcends sports. He is well-known as one of the city’s most active community leaders.
In recognition of his efforts in the community, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon proclaimed March 26, 2004, as Jerry Colangelo Day in the city of Phoenix. The Valley of the Sun United Way also bestowed its highest honor, the Spirit of Caring award, to Colangelo on June 30, 2005, for his passion to improve lives in the community. Having led the renaissance of downtown Phoenix, Colangelo has made our community a better place to live and work.