Just over three months after opening its doors, the Sports Museum of Los Angeles, owned by super collector Gary Cypres, has had to close its doors to the public.
It’s the taj mahal of sports collections, but there haven’t been enough Southern Californians willing to visit the Sports Museum of Los Angeles.
The museum, which contains the expansive collection of wealthy collector Gary Cypres, opened with plenty of media attention last November, but fewer than 100 people per day on average have paid to see it. The low attendance has meant the facility isn’t meeting its operating costs and it has now been closed to the general public.
The collection will be open for private parties and group tours by appointment only—-which is how they’ll conduct business once again.
The move comes just a couple of weeks after a sports museum on the other coast shut its doors indefinitely.
The L.A. Times reports that it’s a sad time for those who would like to see some vintage sports memorabilia but can’t afford to buy it for themselves.