Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance

Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance Construction Updates

March 2023

Upcoming Construction Activities:

  • Construction began mobilization on site February 22.
  • Excavation activities will begin mid-March, resulting in increased construction equipment traffic on site.
  • Drilling activities will commence on site March 8 and continue through the month. Increased noise is expected during normal work hours due to this construction activity.

The following sidewalk changes will remain in place in March:

  • The sidewalk along the West Bertona Street will be closed along the length of the south side of the job site.
  • The sidewalk on 16th Avenue West will be closed along the length of the east side of the job site.


Additional Project Information:

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

Project Team Members:

The women-led project team includes owner’s representative barrientos RYAN, a design team led by ZGF Architects and Shive-Hattery Architects, general contractor Sellen Construction, and landscape architect Walker Macy. Additional 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.

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About the Project:

We’re excited to announce that the Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance will start construction soon. The design includes strength and fitness spaces specifically designed for the professional WNBA players; two side-by-side basketball courts; and two exterior 3x half courts to accommodate the fast growing 3×3 game that debuted in the 2020 Olympics. This is the first time the front office staff and players will occupy the same building. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2023 and be completed in time to accommodate the start of the 2024 WNBA season.


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