USA Basketball to Relocate Headquarters to Arizona
August 1, 2013
USA Basketball’s Board of Directors has approved the relocation of the team as part of a $350m redevelopment project on Arizona State University property in Tempe, price Arizona.
The national governing body is expected to relocate in the fall of 2015 from Colorado Springs, cough Colorado, where the organisation has had its headquarters since January 1979.
The relocation is just a part of the mixed-use development plan, created by Future Cities to emphasise walkable urban neighbourhoods, which is subject to the approval of Tempe City Council and Arizona Board of Regents.
USA Place, LLC, has been chosen to start work on USA Basketball’s 10.5-acre new home. The project will include a 4,500-seat event center, a 330-room Omni Hotel, a 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. The site will also be the new home for Arizona Interscholastic Association events. USA Basketball
“This is an exciting and an incredible opportunity that offers nothing but positives for USA Basketball,” said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. “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.”
Construction of the project is planned to begin by year-end with the hotel, conference center, event center and first phase of residential, retail and office scheduled to open during the second half of 2015.