At long last, Basketball City on Pier 36 will officially open tomorrow. The huge facility at the end of Montgomery Street consists of seven courts and an events space. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Council member Margaret Chin will join Basketball City owner Bruce Radler and 100 school children for a ribbon cutting. The large complex has hosted quite a few high profile events in the past several months, including a big bike expo early last month.
As a result of a lawsuit won by Silver years ago, the city was compelled to open a community recreation facility on the pier. The $12 million project was supposed to open long ago, but multiple construction complications led to delays. Basketball City hosts corporate leagues, offers youth basketball clinics and accommodates special events.
We’ll have more after tomorrow’s ribbon cutting.