Nike Convert Old Chicago Church Into a Basketball Court
Nike has just converted a former Chicago church dating back to 1885 into its latest Just Do It HQ. Set to be used by local teams and players, the state of the art basketball court and facility features custom stained glassed windows and original brickwork, as well as locker rooms and weight room.
The Church of the Epiphany in Chicago is Nike’s latest Just Do It HQ. Officially titled ‘The Church by Nike Basketball’, the church-turned-court will be open to local high school hoops teams throughout August and will call on professional coaches to help young basketballers hone their craft.
The Church went under a radical transformation to become one of the city’s best basketball facilities. Built in 1855, the church closed and desanctified in 2011 due to dwindling membership. But the site was bought by Nike at the start of 2018 and now the new facility comes with custom floor markings alongside custom stained glass windows, modernised lockers and an integrated weight room.
Also open to the public on Saturdays, the new Church of the Epiphany basketball court was opened earlier this year. This week, those in attendance were surprised by former Bulls star Scottie Pippen, who shared tips, tricks and life lessons.
Located at 207 South Ashland Avenue, find out more about the Chicago Just Do it HQ over at the Nike Website. And if you love your sporting arenas as much as we do, here’s what we think are 10 of the world’s most beautiful sporting venues!