Jul 25, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USA White Team guard Paul George pulls down a defensive rebound away from USA Blue Team center DeMarcus Cousins during the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

USA basketball to build new $350 million facility in Arizona


The United States basketball team is set to build a new facility that will serve as the home of USA basketball. The facility, which is said to cost $350 million, will be located in Tempe, Arizona. Their facility will be located next to the Arizona State Campus.

“This is an exciting and an incredible pportunity that offers nothing but positives for USA Basketball,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement. “USA Place will offer USA Basketball an excellent site for the development of its office headquarters, a training center and event center that will provide the organization with a first-class site for hosting junior level events and will allow USA Basketball to continue to evolve.

“The new USA Basketball headquarters and training center will be first-class, state of art facilities, something I know we will be very proud of.”

Here is a brief description of the new facility, via Pro Basketball Talk:

There is also a hotel and 30,000-square-foot conference center, 500 luxury apartments, 160,000 square feet of retail and up to 200,000 square feet of office space.

Not too shabby, Team USA.

The United States women’s basketball team and youth development programs will also be centered in Tempe.

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