Sixers fans seemed pretty excited about the prospect of the organization building a state of the art practice facility just across the street from the Wells Fargo Center at the Navy Yard. That plan has apparently hit some snags and the team is now looking elsewhere for some new digs.
The organization has said time and again that in order to lure the best free agents in the NBA to come play in Philadelphia, they need a top notch practice facility that they can call their own.
But the Sixers may have to attempt to woo the LeBron Jameses of the world by bringing the league's superstars to Camden, New Jersey.
That's where the Inquirer's sources says the team is considering building their new home, adjacent to Campbell's Field. So at least they'd only have to just barely cross the bridge into Jerz? Plus, tax benefits!
But multiple sources, including two within the Sixers organization and four Camden city officials, said the deal in Camden could be close. The development proposal was originally slated to appear on the May agenda of the state Economic Development Authority, which oversees many Camden development projects and real estate transactions. It was removed by the Sixers, who said they needed to go back to the league for approvals, a city source who was not authorized to speak on the matter said.
They should at least take them to visit the Aquarium and pet the sharks. Even superstars like sharks.