Pelicans.com Story Twitter Pic of Bensons, Monty, Loomis
Various tweets about it so I linked the Pelicans official twitter. There are pictures there too but not much to see.
Facility is set to be done by late August.
50,000 sq. ft. / $16 million total
All together, Tom Benson has spent $31 million to build the Pelican's facility and enhance the Saints facility. It will be one large connected campus.
Gordon played through soreness at the end of the season and had the "cleanup" to make sure he gets the most out of the summer.
Benson joked that there will be no excuse not to win games. He looked around for Monty who had stepped away.
“It’s going to be a big difference,” Benson said. “We’re going to develop a fine basketball team, like our football team. From what I’ve seen, this is going to be the finest facility in the league. I don’t think anybody else has anything like this. This is second to none in the country.”
“It’s a monumental blessing,” said Williams, who walked inside the structure for the first time since construction began. “To see where we were just a year ago to now, it’s amazing to see how all of this has come together and what Mr. Benson has been able to do in a short period of time. I’m just really thankful for all of this, and where this is going to take our program. When you have a facility like this, couple with ownership, that’s going to be tremendous, to be able to tell (free agents) that there are no holes here. We have everything that all the players want – a facility where they can get better, a place where you can hang your hat permanently, a great city and a team that’s going to continue to get better every single year.”
This post was edited on 5/15 at 4:43 pm