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Atlanta Hawks, Emory Announce Huge Collaboration

New practice facility and headquarters will double as health and sports medicine campus

The Atlanta Hawks and Emory University have formed an unlikely team to develop a practice facility, headquarters for the basketball club, and sports medicine enclave well north of the team's downtown roost.

Announced Tuesday in a joint press conference, the facility will be located along Interstate 85 in Brookhaven. The announcement was the first indication that the University had purchased 60 acres in Executive Park, a sprawling 1970s office complex straddling North Druid Hills Road.

The project joins a major expansion of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, proposed last year to rise on the site of the recently imploded Executive Park Hotel.

The 90,000-square foot complex will not only provide the Hawks with their first dedicated practice facility — the team has used Philips Arena since 1999 — but will also serve as the team's headquarters. Additionally, California-based Peak Performance Project (P3), a center that tests and trains athletes, is on board for the collaboration.