ICON represented our ownership group from the very beginning of both projects through the successful completion and closeout. They understood our vision and ultimate goals and their expertise brought value to both of MLSE's projects that were in development at the same time.
Description: 68,000 sf training facilityClient:Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)
Architect:C.H. Guernsey & CoCM/GC:EllisDon Project Cost:$30,000,000Status: Completed - February 10, 2016
ICON was hired by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to oversee the design and construction of a $30 million NBA training facility in Toronto on the Exhibition Place grounds. The BioSteel Centre will be the Toronto Raptors new training and development centre, as well as home to the team’s front office.
The 68,000 sf facility features two full size courts, including six baskets; state-of-the-art locker rooms with individual TV monitors above each locker; a large fitness, weight room and training area; an extensive medical and rehabilitation area, including cold and hot tubs and an underwater treadmill; and a player lounge with a full service kitchen and dining room.
Another key feature of the BioSteel Centre is a technologically advanced cognitive operations centre for the team’s management and front office staff. The new interactive operations room provides Raptors general management and operations professionals with a comprehensive view of all pertinent data, such as player information, team and league statistics, trade simulation and contract management.
BioSteel was announced as the facility’s naming partner in November, 2015 after a long-standing and productive relationship between the Raptors and the company. In addition to the Raptors use of the BioSteel Centre, the facility will also be used for a number of basketball development camps and other community groups.