The Phoenix Suns have started construction work on their new state-of-the-art training facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
The training facility, which is privately financed by the Suns, will be a stair-stepped two-storey building spanning nearly 50,000ft2 and will include two NBA/WNBA basketball courts, the latest in sport science and innovative performance amenities, indoor/outdoor training areas, and operational space for Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury basketball operations.
The private facility will also feature a generous players lounge, complete with active and quiet recovery rooms and ample recreational amenities with spectacular views of Camelback Mountain.
The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury Training Centeris expected to be completed in the late summer of 2020.
Architecture was designed by DFDG Architecture, with Hunt Construction undertaking all construction.
Suns managing partner, Robert Sarver, said:
As we break ground on a training facility that will be one of the world’s finest, I am excited about the current momentum around our franchise. We have made significant progress on the court and are committed to providing our teams with the world-class facilities and amenities essential to building a championship environment in today’s NBA and WNBA.
Between the training facility and our transformation of Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Suns and Mercury family, along with our great fans, have a lot to look forward to.
Phoenix Suns general manager, James Jones, added:
We talk often about building championship habits here in Phoenix and today is a big step towards creating an atmosphere where our players can compete and thrive at the highest level. I’d like to thank Mr. Sarver, as his investment in this facility demonstrates an unwavering commitment to helping us accomplish that.
The training centre will serve as a sanctuary for our players, with performance and hospitality amenities that foster development on and off the court. Our players are excited to be part of this budding Arcadia community and to make this their home away from home.