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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Las Vegas Aces Move Into New Practice Facility in WNBA First

  • It is the first practice facility and team headquarters built solely for a WNBA team.
  • The Aces’ new 64,000-square-foot facility is located next to Raiders’ headquarters in Henderson, Nevada.
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The Las Vegas Aces became the first WNBA team to build its own practice facility. Las Vegas Aces

The defending champion Las Vegas Aces have unveiled their new practice facility and team headquarters, marking the first facility in the WNBA’s 27-year history built solely for a WNBA team. 

The new 64,000-square-foot facility is located next to the headquarters for the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, which share ownership with the Aces. The Aces’ facility has a player lounge with TV and gaming consoles, a locker room, a film room, a training room, a family room, and two basketball courts with four LED scoreboards and seating for more than 400 people.

Each player’s locker comes with a TV and a built-in Mac mini-computer. The locker room space includes an 85-inch TV display, and bluetooth enabled sound system controlled by an in-wall touchscreen. Other weight room and training area features for the Aces include hot and cold plunge pools, an infrared sauna, cryotherapy, and a nutrition bar. 

CAA ICON led the design of the facility, which began being built in 2021. This has been a busy offseason for the Aces, who also added Tom Brady as a minority owner in March. 

The Aces’ new home ahead of the 2023 WNBA season could soon be joined by another WNBA-specific practice facility for the Seattle Storm. The Storm is planning to open a 50,000-square-foot practice facility with team offices that would cost $64 million to build. 

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