New Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Mat Ishbia announced plans for a state-of-the-art campus for his two pro basketball teams with 24-7 access for players and coaches to two practice courts with 10 baskets.
It’s the list of amenities, though, that will really make the place unique.
There will be expansive locker rooms with state-of-the-art technology, a dedicated chef and kitchen, film, fitness and massage rooms with hydrotherapy including hot and cold pools and underwater treadmills and a player and family lounge.
The business areas for the front office staff will include indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an indoor arcade, a pickleball court, a workout facility, a kitchen filled with complimentary beverages and snacks, and yes, a putting green.
The expected cost of the entire project: $100 million. Ishbia, who made his riches as CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, will foot the bill.
The plan is to have this new campus, to be located three blocks from the team’s home arena in downtown Phoenix, up and running by next spring.