USA Basketball Announces Plan To Keep Headquarters In Colorado Springs
USA Basketball, the national governing body for basketball in the United States, today announced its national headquarters will remain in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will relocate to a new headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs.
Working in partnership with the John and Margot Lane Foundation, USA Basketball will move its headquarters to the first floor of the six-story building located on the northeast corner of Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue (27 South Tejon Street). The building also serves as headquarters for the United States Olympic Committee.
“USA Basketball is delighted to solidify a long-term commitment to stay in Colorado Springs, where USA Basketball has been headquartered since 1979,” said USA Basketball chairman, retired Gen. Martin E. Dempsey. “We look forward to continuing to be a valuable contributor to the City of Colorado Springs and to the U.S. Olympic movement.”
Construction on the new office will begin in the summer, and plans call for USA Basketball to move into its new headquarters by the end of 2017.
"USA Basketball’s decision to stay in Colorado Springs makes a lot of sense on multiple levels," said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball CEO. "It will offer our organization a new first class, state of the art office to meet our growth and be located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. With Colorado Springs known as Olympic City USA and with it being home to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, plus 23 national governing bodies of sport and 58 national or international sports organizations, as well as the future home of the U.S. Olympic Museum, this is where USA Basketball needs to be.
"I also want to thank the John and Margot Lane Foundation for helping make this possible. The Lane Foundation shares a remarkable passion and vision for the city of Colorado Springs, and their very generous contribution puts USA Basketball in the position to remain a part of this community and plan for our future. Without their involvement, this would never have been possible."
"We are excited to help one of the most prominent national governing bodies stay in Colorado Springs for a very long to come," said Lane Foundation Chairman Phil Lane. "USA Basketball is a world class organization and we are proud to help them create a modern home in the heart of downtown."
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers praised the announcement. “While we are proud to be the home of so many national governing bodies, the presence of a high-profile organization like USA Basketball is compelling evidence of our identity as Olympic City USA,” he said. “We are thrilled that USA Basketball will continue to bring its elite athletes, coaches, staff members and events to our great city. The effect of the Olympic movement on both civic pride and the economy is truly beneficial and we thank USA Basketball for its continued commitment to Olympic City USA."
USA Basketball’s new headquarters will feature approximately 10,000 square feet of office and meeting space, as well as an additional 16,000 square feet for storage.
Originally relocating its national headquarters from Jacksonville, Illinois, to Colorado Springs in January 1979, USA Basketball has been at its current location on Mark Dabling Boulevard since October 1993.
About USA Basketball
USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored international competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball initiatives.
USA Basketball conducts men’s and women’s junior national team trials and training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, while also conducting its annual USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments there as well.
USA Basketball men’s and women’s teams between 2013-16 compiled a spectacular 129-2 win-loss record in FIBA and FIBA Americas competitions. Additionally, USA 3x3 teams posted a 79-15 win-loss record in official FIBA and FIBA Americas 3x3 competitions. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA's world ranking categories, including combined, men's, women's, boys and girls.
The USA Basketball Youth Development division is tasked with the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety, while
For further information about USA Basketball, go to the official website of USA Basketball at www.usab.com and connect with us on facebook.com/usabasketball, twitter.com/usabasketball, instagram.com/usabasketball and youtube.com/usab.
About the John and Margot Lane Foundation
Founded in 1997, the John and Margot Lane Foundation is a private family foundation that supports Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations dedicated to the arts, education, human services, and community development.