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The Pistons' New Practice Facility will land in New Center

The Pistons and Henry Ford Health Systems announced plans for a state-of-the-art training, rehabilitation and sports medicine complex near Tech Town and a few blocks away from the Fisher Building.  It’ll be located between 2nd and 3rd, near these warehouses sold last week. Henry Ford owns the land, which is currently a parking lot.

The joint training facility and sports medicine complex will be designed by ROSSETTI. ROSSETTI and the Detroit Pistons have had a long lasting relationship since the conception of the ROSSETTI-designed Palace of Auburn Hills in the mid 1980's. The building itself is a partnership between the Pistons and the Henry Ford Health Systems, who will be the healthcare provider for the Pistons starting in the 2017-18 season.

The Henry Ford - Detroit Pistons Performance Center will have a new training facility and corporate headquarters for the Pistons; include a sports medicine, treatment, and rehabilitation facility managed by the health system; and incorporate public spaces available for community relations activation, networking receptions, and team hosted events.

The facility will also hold community events, such as youth basketball clinics and Pistons Academy basketball programs, along with fitness, health and nutrition programming through the Detroit Pistons Fit and annual NBA Fit Week programming.
 Some amenities of the new training/sports medicine facility include:
  • Innovative player locker room and lounge
  • Full-service kitchen/dining facilities and personal chef
  • Spacious weight room facility with state-of-the art equipment
  • Film and study meeting rooms
  • Advanced training room capabilities with full hydro and cryogenic treatment systems
  • Green space and courtyard locations for outside access and views of city
  • Production studio and media/interview rooms
  • Private and public parking structure to be used by both Detroit Pistons and Henry Ford personnel
  • Dedicated Henry Ford Health System Sports Medicine Building – connected to performance center

Ground breaking is scheduled to start summer 2017. 

Blog is adapted from an article written by Robin Runyan for Curbed Detroit. To be directed to the original article, click here.