The Atlanta Hawks pro basketball team will build a training facility in Brookhaven’s Executive Park in partnership with Emory Healthcare, the organizations announced April 5. Emory University just announced that it bought 60 acres of Executive Park, along the North Druid Hills Road and I-85 interchange, and the training facility will be among the new developments.
Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst plans to host a town hall on Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Montclair Elementary School, 1680 Clairmont Pl NE, to address citizen questions about the facility and its impact on Brookhaven.
The 90,000-square-foot facility will combine the Hawks’ training facility and Operations Department with Emory sports medicine facilities, according to a press release. Emory will become the team’s official sports medicine provider and gets naming rights to the facility. Emory’s entire Sports Medicine Center will move to the Brookhaven site as well, the press release says.
“It is a privilege to be partnering with a local institution that is a world leader in the medical field and that also shares our vision and passion for excellence,” said Hawks Principal Owner Tony Ressler in the press release. “In addition, we are proud that this facility will go beyond benefiting just our players, but will also be a valuable sports medicine resource available to the entire community.”
“Emory Healthcare has built outstanding orthopaedics services over the past decade, and we are excited to continue to grow this area and work closely with the Atlanta Hawks,” said Dr. Jonathan S. Lewin, the president, CEO and board chair of Emory Healthcare in the press release. “Delivering on-site care not only will enable us to provide faster care to Hawks players, but also will enhance our ability to conduct sports performance research and translate what we learn to all athletes both professional and recreational.”
An announcement event is underway in Atlanta with Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst and other local officials in attendance.