CAMDEN, NJ—The Philadelphia 76ers professionalbasketball team is reportedly considering building a practicefacility on the Camden, NJ waterfront.


The team, which plays its regular seasons games at the WellsFargo Center in South Philadelphia, has been utilizing rented spaceto practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine inWest Philadelphia since 1999. However, for some time the team hasbeen looking to build its own facility and had proposed a site atthe Philadelphia Navy Yard, however, that deal wasabandoned last month.


Several sources told The Inquirer that a deal at the Camdenwaterfront could be close and that the project could be sited atproperty near Campbell's Field.


Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil refusedcomment, except to state in an e-mail, "We are continuing to do ourdue diligence regarding this project and are looking at a number ofsites for our training center, which includes several locations inNew Jersey and Pennsylvania." See story in The Inquirer.

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John Jordan

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