CAMDEN, NJ—The Philadelphia 76ers professional basketball team is reportedly considering building a practice facility on the Camden, NJ waterfront.
The team, which plays its regular seasons games at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, has been utilizing rented space to practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in West Philadelphia since 1999. However, for some time the team has been looking to build its own facility and had proposed a site at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, however, that deal was abandoned last month.
Several sources told The Inquirer that a deal at the Camden waterfront could be close and that the project could be sited at property near Campbell’s Field.
Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil refused comment, except to state in an e-mail, “We are continuing to do our due diligence regarding this project and are looking at a number of sites for our training center, which includes several locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.” See story in The Inquirer.