New Orleans Pelicans Training Facility

When New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson bought the team in 2012, one of his first objectives was to provide the team with the NBA’s finest training and practice facility. He turned to the team at Woodward Design+Build to achieve his vision for a facility that would give the players and coaches not only a first class facility for training and practice, but one that would help the team attract top talent.

The facility features numerous amenities, including 2 full size courts, training rooms, locker room and players lounge, weight room, breakfast room and juice bar, meeting space, coach and management offices and meeting spaces. The Woodward team completed this project while working around an operating NFL team, taking great care to coordinate construction activities without causing interruption to the New Orleans Saints. Woodward also carefully coordinated slab depressions for the Robbins Bio-Cushion basketball court system and the Hydroworx hot/cold tubs and installed acoustical baffles on the ceilings to control noise emanating from the court.

Woodward completed this project 21 days early, giving the Pelicans players 24/7 access to the facility to practice and train. Located on the grounds of the New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Pelicans Business Expansion and Saints Indoor Training Facility, this provides the Pelicans with access to even more facilities and amenities such as outdoor practice fields for training, a large cafeteria and the management office of the team.

As the Pelicans prepare to embark on their most anticipated season in New Orleans, their new Basketball Training Facility is a key component in their future success.

Project Information

  • Category
    Recreational & Sports Facility Construction
  • Owner
    New Orleans Pelicans
  • Design
    Woodward Design Group (Larry H. Case, AIA)
  • Size
    45,322 Square Feet
  • Budget
    $10,000,000
  • Location
    Metairie, LA
  • Completion
    August 2013

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