Phoenix Mercury to get a dedicated, state-of-the-art practice facility
The Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns owner Matt Ishbia announced a $100 Million investment in a new dedicated state-of-the-art practice facility for the Phoenix Mercury and business headquarters for the WNBA team and the NBA Phoenix Suns.
“We are working every day to make the Phoenix Suns and Mercury a world-class organization on and off the floor,” said Ishbia. “You create great culture by investing in people. A basketball franchise is so much more than a normal business, it is a catalyst for change. I am so excited to be making an investment that builds on our vision for the Phoenix Suns and Mercury to continue investing in our players, team members, fans, and community.”
Details from the press release:
Beyond its modern architectural design, the Mercury’s new practice facility will be one of the best facilities in all of women’s professional sports. It will feature 24/7 access for players and coaching staff, two dedicated practice courts with 10 baskets, and a wide range of amenities including a fitness room and functional movement area, which includes hot and cold pools and underwater treadmills, a player and family lounge, film room, and an expansive locker room with state-of-the-art technology. The facility will also have a dedicated kitchen and chef, ensuring that the Mercury players and staff have best-in-class amenities at their disposal.
The Suns and Mercury team member business headquarters will be designed to make the Suns and Mercury the best organizations to work in sports. The new headquarters will provide an open work environment that will foster collaboration and a positive work culture. World-class amenities and resources will include indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an indoor arcade, a pickleball court and putting green, a workout facility and a showcase kitchen stocked with complimentary beverages and healthy snacks for team members, among other amenities. Future home to hundreds of employees, the headquarters will also include a Suns and Mercury team shop and a visual presentation of the Suns and Mercury’s Ring of Honor.
Transwestern’s Sports & Entertainment Advisory Group led the real estate transaction and is assisting in the design, construction and fit-out process.