With the return of baseball season, I thought this was a good time to turn the spotlight on The Trophy Room, the second of six boutiques coming to the Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World. I’ve been a Pittsburgh Pirates fan for years as my parents hail from western Pennsylvania. I recently caught up with another Pirates fan and Pittsburgh native, Dana Harchar. A member of the Global Retail Development team, Dana shared some details about what guests will see when visiting this location.
“I’m designing the merchandise fixtures found in [The Trophy Room],” explained Dana. “With a backdrop of exposed brick, the wall fixtures will look like repurposed trophy cases that had their glass doors removed. They will be made of beautiful cherry wood with a rich, luxurious stain. Dark stone and metal accents will also be found throughout the shop. We plan to include some wonderful wool Trophy Room logo banners to differentiate this shop from the others in the Marketplace Co-Op like Disney Centerpiece .”
Next, I spoke with Chicago Cubs fan and senior merchandiser John Sarni who explained what makes The Trophy Room a unique shopping destination.
“At first glance, The Trophy Room may seem like a traditional sports apparel store,” said John. “Once inside, guests will soon realize this space represents a lifestyle. The location aims to create sports fans, rather than just outfit existing enthusiasts, by offering high quality, vintage-inspired garments that instill a sense of nostalgia and old-school, collegiate spirit.”
John said that some of the shop will contain sports apparel by 47 Brand. He selected an eclectic mix of vintage styles featuring some of the most popular teams in baseball as well as professional and college football. In addition, there will be some great collectibles such as high-quality pennants and unique baseballs that feature printed images of famous stadiums. The assortment may change as different sports come into season throughout the year.
The shop will also have a small collegiate-inspired assortment of graphic apparel and drinkware with a Walt Disney World flare. These items were designed especially for The Trophy Room. I’m in love with that orange Raglan!
Look for these items and more when The Trophy Room opens at the Marketplace Co-Op in a couple of months.
I just hope that the merchandise be oferd by internet to, can it be posible? I have a vintage Mickey’s Mouler’s baseball shirt, and I don’t fit on it now. Are they Back? It is my greatest baseball shirt ever and I be glad if I can have one that fits.
Joyfully a sprts lover from Disney
Hi I am coming over from the uk in the summer and was buying an engraved baseball bat has Rawlings been moved else where or have they gone from downtown disney
@Chris – I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. The Rawlings bat experience is no longer offered at Downtown Disney. I am not aware of plans to bring it back at this time.
Will they have runDisney merchandise like Team Mickey used to?
@Melissa – I don’t believe the location will carry runDisney items like the Team Mickey Athletic Club. Those items, however, are carried in other places like the merchandise location at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex or the ESPN Club at Disney’s Boardwalk.
Hopefully, it will be open by the first week of June. Looks like a really cool concept. I know where some of my souvenir money will be spent!
Needs more Seminoles merch. They did just win BCS National Championship, after all…
@Michael – You will find some items like that when The Trophy Room opens. I didn’t have a sample to photograph for this article. Since I’m from Columbus, Ohio, I’m sure you know which team I’d like to see. College football season really isn’t that far away now 🙂