Above, you can check out an early rendering of what the $55 million Washington Wizards practice facility at St. Elizabeth's east campus will look like. There's a likely chance that the design will experience a few changes over the coming months. Washington Business Journal expects the size of the Wizards sign to change and have more of an emphasis on the Mystics as well as the Wizards. Before settling on the portion of St. Elizabeth's closest to the Congress Heights Metro station, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis considered sites in Shaw, Arlington, Silver Spring, and Howard University's campus. When it comes to funding, 90 percent of the 5,000-seat facility will be funded by city taxes with $23 million from the District, $27 million from Events D.C. and $5 million from Monumental, according to Washington Business Journal. Construction is expected to take two years with a delivery in 2018.
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