FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale will close when its lease with the city expires in February 2015.
It's not yet clear, though, where the museum's swimming exhibits will go next.
CEO Bruce Wigo tells The Miami Herald that the hall's board of directors wasn't happy with the city's plans for renovating the aging aquatic complex. The board decided in an 11-0 vote to move to a city where a new facility can be built.
Wigo says he didn't think the city's plans would draw more visitors to the hall or provide the type of building necessary for a new museum.
The complex loses about $1.2 million per year. Attendance at the museum has dropped from 100,000 in its heyday to 25,000.
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