A’ja Wilson is all too happy to show off her coveted corner locker and its creature comforts in Las Vegas‘ new WNBA practice facility.
But the two-time league MVP isn’t the only Aces player receiving preferential treatment these days.
Their locker room, which includes a TV and mini computer at each player stall, is part of the $40 million, 64,000-square-foot facility the Aces opened before this season. Las Vegas officials say its the first built specifically for a WNBA team in the league’s 27-year history. Two courts are the centerpiece of the facility, which also includes hot and cold pools, a sauna and nutrition bar among other features...
Another unique aspect to the Aces facility is the project was led by women, Julie Amacker and Shannon Miller of CAA ICON. Amacker also was senior director of the Allegiant Stadium and Las Vegas Raiders headquarters projects, and Miller was project manager on both sites.
Wilson said the project directors listened to what the players had to say and would go back and make changes to the final product.
“When you want to design something, I’m putting all in to a woman 100% because just the details of it,” Wilson said. “We really care about that, and I love that.”
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