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Rossetti Architects of Detroit, MI to design the 76ers Fieldhouse Buccini/Pollin Group announces construction of a 140,000 s/f, multi-purpose sports complex

ILMINGTON, DE — During a news conference in Wilm- ington, DE Governor John Carney and Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki joined the Phila- delphia 76er’s and the Buc- cini/Pollin Group (BPG) to announce construction of a 140,000 s/f, multi-purpose sports complex and youth train- ing center in Wilmington. The new facility will be built on an 8.9 acre parcel of land off U.S. Rte. 13 and Garasches Lane. The sports complex is de- signed to be the premier center for youth sports in Delaware W

and sponsorship expertise to secure unique partner- ships for 76ers Fieldhouse, including naming rights partners. “The Philadelphia 76ers are truly the Delaware Valley’s team, and we’re fortunate to have an incredible fanbase across PA, NJ and DE. We are thrilled to partner with BPG on 76ers Fieldhouse in Delaware to serve as home to both our NBA G League team and hundreds of youth teams and athletes each year,” 76ers president Chris Heck said. “We’ve set out to create a facil-

ity in a city on the rise like Wilm- ington for our NBA G League team that furthers the 76ers’ commitment to being leaders in sports performance and athlete care. We’re fortunate to partner with a group as respected and ac- complished as BPG to reach this goal, while also bringing these amenities to youth teams and athletes in this area. With the support of Delaware Governor John Carney, WilmingtonMayor Michael Purzycki and our fans across the state, we’re excited to further demonstrate our commit- ment to Delaware by launching 76ers Fieldhouse.” “This announcement by the 76ers organization confirms again that Wilmington is a great place for companies to invest, expand, and grow,” said Governor John Carney. “We couldn’t be more excited to help announce the new 76ers Field- house, which will bring an NBA G League team to our city, and help connect development along the banks of the Christina River. Importantly, this facility will create jobs, expand opportuni- ties for kids in Wilmington to participate in sports activities, and attract even more visitors to our great state. Thank you to the 76ers organization and the Buccini/Pollin Group for their commitment to Delaware, and their continued partnership.” “We are proud to welcome the 76ers and their G league team to the City of Wilmington. The new sports facility will be among the finest in the country for a city our size. This fieldhouse, larger than the Chase Center, will be an outstanding venue for the Delaware sports hungry public,” said Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki. “This also answers our residents call for healthy options for our kids. Wilming- ton’s children will be primary beneficiaries of the many levels of programming provided by this magnificent facility. Our gratitude to Buccini/Pollin and the 76ers organization for plac- ing their faith in our great city.” The Buccini/Pollin Group will manage the development and construction of the facility on the site, which is currently owned by the Riverfront Development Corporation. The Buccini/Pollin Group has engaged arena specialists Ros- setti Architects of Detroit, MI to design the 76ers Fieldhouse, which will be a highly visible facility and a landmark for the connection of the east and west banks of the Christina River. n

76ers Fieldhouse

while providing thousands of underserved youth with new sports programming and op- portunities. The facility will be named “76ers Fieldhouse” and will be the new home for the

76ers NBAG League affiliate team, the Delaware 87ers. The team will play its home games at 76ers Fieldhouse, configured to host 2,500 fans per game. Additionally, the 76ers will leverage its sales

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