T'Wolves, Lynx To Open New Team HQs, Practice Facility In Downtown Minneapolis
The T'Wolves and WNBA Lynx "plan to open a practice facility and new headquarters space in Block E, the long-troubled retail complex in downtown Minneapolis," according to Janet Moore of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The teams plan a "privately funded renovation that features a sleek design for new office and restaurant space." The renovation, which "will feature high ceilings and more sunlight in public spaces," is expected to be completed by late next year. The practice facility, including a basketball court and team HQs, "will be located on the third and fourth floors of Block E." Provident Real Estate Ventures Partner Phillip Jaffe said that the remaining 120,000 square feet of Block E, including "street- and skyway-level space, will be redeveloped into offices, stores and restaurants." Moore notes a lease has "not yet been signed" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/26).