Remember a little while back when we told you that the UFC was ready to break ground on a rehabilitation center and that The Creator had already struck a deal with Dana White and his team to allow hockey players to utilize the facility? Of course you don’t, and that’s why we have BLUE TEXT to help jog your memory.
Welcome back from reading our other awesome article. Well, that very facility has officially broken ground right here in Vegas just off the 215 west of Jones Blvd.
The facility, the use of which is offered free of charge to UFC athletes, measures over 30,000 square feet over two floors and will contain an Octagon, a boxing ring, mat space, an indoor sprint track, Olympic lifting platforms and a media center. There are also consultation and treatment rooms, a physiotherapy and rehabilitation gym, as well as performance technology and sports science areas. – Thomas Gervasi, UFC.com
Obviously we aren’t sure of the financials involved, but we have been assured that hockey players will be afforded the luxury of using this state of the art facility.
Plus, the building will sit just a few minutes from the NHL practice facility on Durango and Warm Springs so transportation between the two will be simple.
Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC CEO, expects construction to conclude in 15 months, meaning the company aims to move from its current location near Palace Station in February or March 2017 – Case Keefer, Las Vegas Sun
Convient. Just in time to be up, running, and a little broken in before the puck drops here in October of 2017.
It may seem a bit strange that the UFC would be willing to partner with the Vegas NHL team as they could be seen as competing organizations. However, there’s one thing the two groups have in common, and that’s a love for Las Vegas. Both have a burning desire to prove that this is a first class city in every way, and they would both love to see each other succeed to validate that fact.
That place is going to be absolutely gorgeous, and I’m pumped to know that our soon-to-be heroes will be able to heal their boo-boos at such a fantastic place.