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Seattle Storm announce plans for new training facility

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The Seattle Storm announced plans Friday for a new practice facility.

The basketball performance center, set to open in 2024, is designed to both “celebrate the Storm’s success in Seattle and allow the franchise to expand its efforts to grow opportunities for female athletes and youth in the city.”

Force 10 Facilities is in charge of developing the center, which will total 50,000 square feet. Included will be two side-by-side basketball courts, a team center with locker rooms, a lounge, a nutrition center and strength and conditioning spaces. There will also be room for diagnostics and physical therapy alongside the franchise’s business offices.

Two outdoor 3×3 basketball courts will also be included.

Construction is slated to begin in 2023 and be completed ahead of the 2024 season.

“We are excited to create a state-of-the-art training facility for our team and for our city. The Storm facility will provide our athletes with a dedicated space to support them holistically, from training to health and wellness,” Storm co-owner Lisa Brummel said in a statement. “This facility reflects our franchise legacy, our athletes’ success, and aims to promote and grow the women’s game and expand youth access to play.”

The entire project team is led by women, from the design team to the contractor to the landscape architect.