Community Gets NBA Teams, Economic Boost

WASHINGTON—Just as few blocks from Congress Height Metro Station, on the site of St. Elizabeth’s, a former mental hospital, a new day is coming, according to city officials and civic leaders.,

The aged campus will be turned into a new state-of the-art WNBA arena for the Washington Mystics women’s basketball team and training facility for the Washington Wizards, its male counterpart.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May made the announcement Wednesday, Sept. 16, to the applause of a crowd that included Mystics players Natasha Cloud, Stefanie Dolson and Emma Meeseman and Wizards star Bradley Beal and NBA all-star John Wall.

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