state-of-the-art training + sports medicine facility WITH PUBLIC AMENITIES
With the upcoming move of the Pistons coming back to downtown Detroit, ROSSETTI is designing a new home for the team to perfect their craft. The Henry Ford – Detroit Pistons Performance Center will be located in New Center, just a few blocks away from the iconic Fisher Building. The 175,000 SF facility will house the new training facility and HQ for the Detroit Pistons and will include a sports medicine, treatment, and rehabilitation facility managed by Henry Ford Health System. The design highlights the partnership between the team and its corporate sponsor to reinvest in Detroit’s New Center community. State-of-the-art amenities include an innovative player locker room and lounge, full-service kitchen/dining facilities, spacious weight room, hydro + cryogenic treatment systems, green space and courtyard locations for outside access, private + public parking.
The benefits of the Performance Center go well beyond sports and the players. The multi-purpose facility will also offer public amenities to the New Center neighborhood including a Plum Market grocery store and café, and at least two additional retail tenants. There will also be space for community events, networking, youth basketball clinics, fitness programs, and health/nutrition classes. Ensuring the building was accessible and desirable to the local community was a key principle in ROSSETTI’s design process as part of the larger vision to create an asset for the neighborhood. The Performance Center is designed as a walkable destination and leverages its close proximity (a five-minute walk) to the new Q-Line Streetcar route which connects New Center to the rest of Detroit’s Greater Downtown.