Serena to have
building named in her honor
E.J. Crawford | December 7, 2017
Serena Williams achieved global icon status long ago, with her own signature shoes and apparel, and a variety of endorsements spanning racquets to sports drinks and even mattresses.
Now, she’s even getting a building named after her.
As part of the expansion of its campus in Beaverton, Ore., Nike plans to construct four new buildings. The biggest of those, covering more than 1 million square feet – making it the largest facility on the Nike grounds – will be named for the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion. It is expected to open in 2019.
The other buildings include one named for two-time Olympic gold medal-winning runner Sebastian Coe, a training facility named after Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, and a parking garage that Nike said will “celebrate the sporting heritage of New York City.”ADVERTISEMENT
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