PRACTICE FACILITY IS BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL FOR ITS MULTI-PURPOSE NATURE
ROSSETTI designed a multi-purpose training facility and 4,200-seat arena for Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia. Located on St. Elizabeth’s East Campus, the arena will serve as the first WNBA-dedicated facility in the league and as a state-of-the-art training center for the Washington Wizards.
Besides basketball, the arena incorporates community-centric elements from the ground up and will serve as a catalyst for new opportunities in Ward 8 and citywide to create a new destination within the district for residents and visitors to enjoy. This multi-purpose venue is certified LEED-Silver and is expected to generate tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue for a disinvested area of Washington DC and introduce thousands of annual visitors for Mystics home games, boxing matches, eSports competitions, community events, and concerts. ROSSETTI worked in partnership with DC firm, Marshall Moya Design on this project.