Construction Begins at New Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center

Slated to open in the summer of 2019, the campus is expected to incorporate a sports medicine, treatment and rehabilitation facility; an office component; and public spaces for community events.

Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center, Detroit
Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center, Detroit

The Detroit Pistons and Henry Ford Health System broke ground on the new training facility and corporate headquarters for the NBA franchise. In addition to a sports medicine, treatment and rehabilitation facility, the campus will provide a spacious lobby and public spaces for community and team events. The project is slated for completing in summer 2019.

Tom Gores, who owns the Pistons, said in a prepared statement that he expects the new center to be much more than a training facility and to contribute to the revitalization of the community through the jobs it plans to create.

Setting a trend

The campus is built on a parcel owned by Henry Ford, one block north of Henry Ford Health System’s corporate offices and two miles north of the state-of-the-art Detroit office building that houses Little Caesars Pizza Inc.’s world headquarters. By connecting facilities of various purposes on the same site, the development is expected to be a trendsetter in the NBA franchise. In this case, the 175,000-square-foot training center will be connected through a short path to the treatment and rehabilitation building.

Some of the activities and events that are scheduled to take place at the new site are the fitness, health and nutrition programming through the Detroit Pistons, Pistons Fit, the annual NBA Fit Week and youth basketball clinics. Opening the performance center to the community is also on the developer’s agenda.

Image courtesy of Henry Ford