Official: 76ers planning new practice space in Camden, N.J.

    A government official says the Philadelphia 76ers are close to a deal to build a new practice facility and executive offices on the waterfront of struggling Camden, New Jersey.

    The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the negotiations between the team and government officials are continuing.

    The official says the plan could be up for approval by the state Economic Development Authority next month.

    The team now rents practice space in Philadelphia.

    Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil did not return a message, and neither did a spokeswoman for the Economic Development Authority.

    A spokesman for Camden Mayor Dana Redd said businesses have been interested in moving in since the state passed new incentives last year.

    The plan was first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

     

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