Seattle Storm to develop state-of-the-art basketball performance center; will be practice home for Storm

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The owners of the Seattle Storm revealed plans to build a first-of-its-kind professional basketball performance center. The Force 10 Facilities, LLC women-led project team plan to construct a state-of-the-art facility to “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.”

The site is a 50,000-square-foot parcel in the Interbay neighborhood. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2023 and be completed in time for training camp ahead of the 2024 WNBA season.

The design includes:

  • Two side-by-side basketball courts, the “Storm Team Center” with locker rooms, a lounge and a nutrition center for the players, and strength and conditioning training spaces.
  • Spaces for diagnostics and physical therapy and the franchise’s business offices.

“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,” said Storm co-owner Lisa Brummel. “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.”

FAQs about the project per Force 10 Facilities:

  • Eighty-five percent of project team members across all disciplines are women.
  • The design “celebrates the Storm’s Pacific Northwest home, deriving inspiration from the roots of its industrial neighborhood and the team’s commitment to elite performance.”
  • The facility is designed to meet LEED® Gold certification with all-electric operations and a rooftop photovoltaic array.
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