Washington Mystics owner Ted Leonsis acknowledged on his blog Wednesday that a basketball practice facility will be built, but would not discuss further details. From the blog:
We will eventually build our own new practice facility for the Wizards and Mystics. Maybe it could house a D League team, too?
We haven't made any decisions as to where the facility will be located. Or when it will be built.
Since there are a lot of moving parts with the facility, the possibility of a smaller 5,000-seat arena, and where, and when it would be built, we don't know what the plans for the Mystics are with the facility, except that they will use it as a practice facility.
Since Leonsis hasn't confirmed or denied whether the Mystics may or may not be playing their games at the possible 5,000-seat arena in the facility, we still encourage you to sign this petition to ensure that they remain at Verizon Center after this project is completed, whenever that is.