Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, has started development plans for a new 5,000-seat arena in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.
The venue will serve as both the new practice facility for the Washington Wizards as well as the host of a variety of live entertainment events, including home games for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The mixed-use project is predicted to bring more than 380,000 new residents and visitors per year to Congress Heights. Construction of the arena will begin later this year, and is scheduled for completion by the fall of 2018.
The facility design team is comprised of local Washington, DC-based Marshall Moya Design, as well as internationally known architectural firm ROSSETTI, which is based in Detroit. The project will be managed by a collaboration of Brailsford & Dunlavey, ADC Solutions, and Kumi Construction Management.
ROSSETTI brings a broad portfolio of sports venue design, which includes the recently unveiled $400 million modernization of Daytona International Speedway, as well as practice facility projects for other NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Detroit Pistons.