Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance

Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance Construction Updates

April 2024

Upcoming Construction Activities:

  • April 8: Tentative street closure at West Berona Street for mobile crane use to the main roof.
  • Construction will be complete mid-April. Sellen Construction will demobilize from site by end of April.

The following sidewalk changes will remain in place in April:

  • April 8: All public sidewalks will reopen to the public.

Additional Project Information:

  • Currently, 85% of all design and engineering team are women and people of color.
  • 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 construction of the Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance has started. 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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