Wizards' Practice Facility On Schedule To Open In September, Be Ready For Training Camp
The Wizards' new practice facility in DC's Congress Heights neighborhood is "on-schedule for a September opening" and expected to be "ready for next season’s training camp," according to Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST. Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis on Thursday during a "topping out" ceremony at the construction site said, “To the people who are working on building this building, the ability to be able to deliver this on-time and on-budget is very, very rare. For us to be able to move in for next season will be, I thought, a miracle." Steinberg notes the Wizards "plan to move their basketball operations department to the new facility, which doesn’t yet have a name." It will also "house a 4,200-seat arena," which will host the WNBA Mystics and G League Capital City Go-Go, as well as concerts, community events and the team’s entry to the NBA 2K League. DC will "own and operate the facility" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/12).