Seattle Storm to develop city’s first basketball performance center

The facility will be the first of its kind in the United States; Project team more than 80% women

SEATTLE, Wash. — May 20, 2022 – Today, Force 10 Facilities, LLC (F10F) submitted a Master Use License Application for a new state-of-the-art professional basketball performance facility. The center will serve as a dedicated training facility for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Its design will both celebrate the Storm’s success in Seattle and allow the franchise to expand its efforts to develop opportunities for the city’s female athletes and youth.

F10F is developing the Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance on a 50,000 square foot parcel in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood. The design will include two side-by-side basketball courts, the “Storm Team Center” with locker rooms, lounge and nutrition center for players, as well as areas for strength and conditioning training. The facility will include a diagnostic and physiotherapy room, as well as the franchise business offices. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2023 and be completed in time for training camp ahead of the 2024 WNBA season.

“We are thrilled to create a state-of-the-art training center for our team and for our city. The Storm facility will provide our athletes with a dedicated space to support them holistically, from training to health and wellness,” said Lisa Brumel, co-owner of the Seattle Storm. “This facility reflects our franchise heritage, the success of our athletes, and is intended to promote and grow the women’s game and expand youth access to the game.”

The female-led project team includes a representative of the owner barrientos RYANa design team led by ZGF Architects and Shive Hattery Architectsgeneral contractor Sellen Constructionand landscape architect macy walker. Other project partners include Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Holmes, Prime Electric, PAE, Apollo Mechanical, Counterbalance Consulting, PanGeo, Counsilman-Hunsaker, Bargreen Ellingson, Heffron Transportation, RDH, Studio Pacifica and BRC Acoustics.

F10F’s goal is to build a world-class facility for world-class female athletes with female-led teams, supported by men and women who are experts in their fields:

  • Currently, 85% of all project team members across all disciplines are women.
  • The building’s design celebrates Storm’s Pacific Northwest home, drawing inspiration from its industrial district roots and the team’s commitment to elite performance.
  • The project is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification, with all-electric operations and a rooftop photovoltaic array.
  • Once the building is complete, the franchise will continue its longstanding work with nonprofit and community partners, welcoming them to its new home to collaborate in supporting community development.

For more information on the project, visit https://sellen.com/storm

— StormBasketball.com —

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