"Cleveland Clinic Courts" Design Unveiled

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CLEVELAND, Aug. 17, 2006 – The unveiling of the design plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ new player development facility to be called “Cleveland Clinic Courts”, should leave no question that the team is focused on creating an environment for building a championship franchise. [Continued]

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At a press conference held at Quicken Loans Arena, Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert and General Manager Danny Ferry were joined by Cleveland Clinic Chief Marketing Officer Jim Blazar to present the first peek of the design and features for the state-of-the-art, 50,000 square foot facility that will become the “home away from home” for the Cavaliers players and coaching staff.

Cleveland Clinic Courts will be located in Independence, Ohio and is scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the 2007-08 NBA season. Initial site preparation is already underway and vertical construction is set to start very soon.

“This facility will provide our coaching staff and players the environment and technological advances to develop our players and team to reach all of the potential that there is in each player and each team. Partnering with the Cleveland Clinic on this project, who has the same philosophy as we do in health care and human potential was a natural”, said Dan Gilbert, majority owner of the Cavaliers.

A scaled model of the impressive $20 million facility was on display along with several artist renderings.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting new project with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This facility will no doubt be a big factor contributing to the Cavaliers journey of being a championship organization for a long time to come. As their long term partners in health care, the Cleveland Clinic is extremely proud of the Cavaliers long-term commitment to Northeast Ohio,” said Jim Blazar, Chief Marketing Officer of the Cleveland Clinic.

Key features include:
  • Two adjacent regulation NBA courts with a total of 6 hoops
  • Extra large, strength and conditioning training area that over looks the playing court area.
  • Large theater-style team meeting room for video instruction with over-sized seating.
  • Three spacious locker rooms for Cavs players, visiting teams, and staff.
  • Underground parking

    Technological Highlights:
  • Meeting areas for players, coaches, and the scouting staff with video and computer based training tools.
  • New video and editing room with the latest advances allowing faster and deeper and more detailed looks at games, players and statistics.
  • In-house studio facilities for media interviews and broadcasting needs with satellite capability delivering the Cleveland cavaliers message directly from the player development facility all over the world.
  • Dedicated media viewing and work areas with the latest in wireless and other technologies.
  • Enhanced connectivity and maximum ease of workflow between, players, staff, and coaches

    Square Footage:
  • Facility 50,000 sq.ft.
  • Underground parking 14,100 sq. ft.
  • Practice courts 17,300 sq. ft.
  • Weight training room 3,500 sq. ft.
  • Training space 1,900 sq. ft.
  • Hydro therapy and massage area 1,500 sq. ft.

    “Cleveland Clinic Courts is another sign of big time commitment by the ownership team and the entire organization to drive the Cavaliers to the benchmark in all of professional sports in how teams will be measured against. The large financial and intellectual investments that continue to be made in the Cavaliers, Quicken Loans Arena and the Cleveland market have been remarkable,” said Ferry.

    “We think this is another big step towards establishing an environment that players will recognize as truly special, while reflecting our commitment to be the best", concluded the Cavaliers General Manager.