The Delaware Blue Coats and The Buccini/Pollin Group announced today that the state-of-the-art 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware will host its first NBA G League game on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. as the Blue Coats take on the Memphis Hustle.
WILMINGTON (DE): The one thing we all have been waiting for over the years. Our very own sports arena whether it be a stadium to host pro football or an arena to host pro basketball, hockey, or soccer. Well, the wait is finally over and Wilmington got what they’ve been waiting for.
Constructed by the Buccini/Pollin Group, sits the 76ers Field House on Garashes Lane, just outside the city of Wilmington. The 2,500 person facility hosts a number of features. Construction lasted only a year with a minor set back due to weather. So what makes this facility so special?
- 161,000 square feet and 5 stories high, visible from I-95 and I-495
- Home of the 76ers G League team the Delaware Blue Coats, Nemours Physical therapy and Titus Sports Academy
- Three full-size NBA regulated basketball courts that can transfer into 1 arena for the Delaware Blue Coats and other championship games
- Seating capacity for the arena is 2,500 people
- State of the art indoor turf field 100 yds x 70 yds
- A mezzanine that overlooks both the basketball court and turf field that can fit 450+ people
- The facility will be a community epicenter hosting youth programming, adult leagues, tournaments, clinics, play-days and other social events
The facility managed by BPG Sports and is not just for pro basketball. BPG Sports, holds youth clinics as well. In this one-of-a-kind training facility, beginners can explore and develop a love for sports and elite players can find the tools to take their game to the next level. Our training complex combines state-of-the-art technology and facilities with experienced coaches, providing adults and children alike the opportunity to participate in top-tier programming.
Participating as an athlete in one of our tournaments or clinics, or utilizing the exceptional services offered through Titus Sports Academy or Nemours Children’s Health System, the 76ers Fieldhouse is committed to providing a world-class experience to every individual that steps foot through our doors.
76ers Fieldhouse has something to offer everyone.
This is not just a single basketball court either. There are three full-size NBA regulated basketball courts and bleachers can be removed to reveal 6,991 square feet of event space. There’s also 3,528 square feet of mezzanine space, and Gameday seating capacity of 2,500. The arena can also be broken down into 4 Volleyball Courts, 6 Futsal Courts, and 6 Basketball Short Courts
According to a press release, in an effort to ensure that 76ers Fieldhouse delivers a world-class experience for our dedicated fans and the community while accommodating for some minor, weather-related construction delays, the new facility will host its first NBA G League game approximately three weeks later than first anticipated.
As a result, the Blue Coats have made the following schedule adjustments for the team’s next three home games:
January 4 vs. Grand Rapids has been moved to January 29 at 76ers Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m.
January 9 vs. Lakeland has been relocated to The Center in South Philadelphia at 7:00 p.m.
January 11 vs. Raptors 905 has been moved up to January 8 and relocated to The Center at 11:00 a.m.
Current ticket holders of one or all of these aforementioned games will be provided alternative options should they be unable to attend the adjusted games. Ticket holders can trade their tickets for a home game later in the season or receive a credit to their 2019-20 season renewal in the amount equal to the value of their tickets. Ticket holders for these games can call 302-504-7587 for support.
“Our partners at The Buccini/Pollin Group have done a remarkable job with construction of 76ers Fieldhouse and we’re excited to have our opening date set for Jan. 23,” Blue Coats President Larry Meli said. “We appreciate the support and patience of our fans as we prepare to usher in this new era of basketball in Delaware. We truly thank BPG, the City of Wilmington and the community for supporting our move to one of the country’s fast-rising cities.”
“We’re really excited that 76ers Fieldhouse will serve as home to Blue Coats basketball and as a beacon for youth within Wilmington and the tri-state area,” said Rob Buccini, Co-Founder of The Buccini/Pollin Group. “We appreciate the partnership of the Philadelphia 76ers and Delaware Blue Coats as we bring such a dynamic asset to the city. Although we’ve experienced some minor delays due to weather, nothing can dampen our excitement for the first official tip-off at 76ers Fieldhouse on Jan. 23.”
To learn more about 76ers Fieldhouse, visit 76ersFieldhouse.com.