A fresh facility to honor the past and bring us into the future
UW is gearing up for a monumental new chapter in Husky Basketball history.
Unlike other conference members who have dedicated practice space for Men’s and Women’s Basketball, our teams currently share their practice court with Volleyball and Gymnastics at Alaska Airlines Arena.
This arrangement eats into precious practice time, hampering the teams’ progress. It has also impacted potential recruits, who view the limited practice space as a potential drawback when considering the University of Washington.
Set to be constructed next to the renowned Hec Edmundson Pavilion, the new home for Husky Basketball includes two cutting-edge practice courts available to student-athletes 24/7 for training and pick-up games. A breathtaking skywalk viewing area will also be constructed to allow fans and families to witness practices up close. The state-of-the-art facility will also feature a welcoming foyer to pay homage to the rich history and legendary players of Husky Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
Tina Langley, Head Coach of UW Women’s Basketball, expresses her enthusiasm for the project. “This incredible facility will immediately impact our student-athletes by providing them with the ideal environment to learn, grow and develop into effective leaders,” Langley affirms. She emphasizes that top-notch facilities empower teams to recruit and compete
at the highest level.
The Home for Husky Basketball stands as the foundation for Washington’s sporting heritage and lays the groundwork for the future of UW Athletics. Coach Langley wants to extend her sincere gratitude to all those who support this endeavor, as “they are creating extraordinary experiences that will echo through generations of student-athletes to come.”
When the facility finally opens its doors and begins to welcome players and fans in summer 2025, it will symbolize more than just a physical structure. It will represent the unity of Husky spirit.
“This project is being fueled by our donors’ shared passion for Washington, their love for what this place stands for and hope for what it can become for our student-athletes and our community,” says Shannon Kelly, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Advancement. “We are excited to see this dream become a reality with their support.”