TRAINING FACILITY DOUBLES AS PREMIERE SPORTS CENTER FOR WILMINGTON YOUTH
The 76ers Fieldhouse is a planned 140,000-square-foot, multi-purpose sports complex and youth training center in Wilmington and the new home for the 76ers NBA G League affiliate team, the Delaware Blue Coats. The sports complex is designed to be the premier center for youth sports in Delaware - providing thousands of underserved youth new sports programming opportunities. The 2,500-seat recreation center will house three basketball courts, two full-size soccer fields, retail, office space, and a number of medical amenities such as a physical therapy and orthopedic clinic.
Natural daylight will play a large role in the design of the complex. Clad completely in translucent panels, the arena portion of the building will allow diffused daylight to illuminate the court and seating. Dozens of skylights and a large translucent clerestory help give the soccer pitches unmatched daylight and replicate the feeling of playing outside.