The Brooklyn Nets Basketball Operations Department relocated on Wednesday from its practice facility in East Rutherford, NJ, to its brand-new facility, the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Training Center, located at 39th Street in the Sunset Park, Brooklyn– just one subway stop from Barclays Center.
The new state-of-the-art full-time practice site will complete the team’s final step of moving the entire organization to the borough.
“With this new training center in Sunset Park, the Brooklyn Nets are now truly making Brooklyn their home,” said Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City. “This facility will bring more than just Nets’ practices to Brooklyn – 40 new full-time jobs, youth basketball clinics, internships for young people and more will ensure this is a great addition for our communities.”
The privately funded training center occupies 70,000 square feet on the eighth floor and rooftop of a historic waterfront warehouse in Industry City, with panoramic views of New York’s skyline.
The new facility boasts world-class amenities, which include two full basketball courts, a weight room, a training pool and two hydro pools, a rooftop entertainment space, an 18-seat multimedia theater, 3,000 square feet of hospitality/players’ lounge space, and a media interview/workroom. The exterior design, consisting of dark metal and a wide expanse of glass, is set against the interior finishes which combine an industrial vibe with softer natural materials to create a harmonious spa-like environment. The result is an overall design which celebrates Brooklyn’s gritty manufacturing history.
“The core pillars of our new facility are – Performance, Prevention, and Recovery – a powerful combination that both HSS and our team focus on to achieve success,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “HSS Training Center is about serving world-class athletes, while also making a difference in the borough as we utilize the facility to mentor and inspire young Brooklynites.”