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Ted Leonsis acknowledges practice facility will be built for the Mystics

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The Mystics will practice in the practice facility whenever it opens. But beyond that, we don't know.

Rob Carr

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.