HAZELWOOD, Mo. – St. Louis native and NBA star Bradley Beal has joined the ownership group for the POWERplex.

Beal is a graduate of Chaminade College Preparatory School and is a current player for the Washington Wizards.

“This is something that doesn’t just transform sports in our region. This place will change lives and impact kids for decades to come. I’ve never been more excited to make a dream become a reality,” said Beal who will headquarter his nationally ranked Bradley Beal Elite Basketball Club and training program at the facility. 

Bradley Beal Elite court
Inside the POWERplex

The announcement comes a few weeks after Beal won the NBA Community Assist Award. “We all have a platform… If there’s one message I can encourage everybody - Please, please let’s give back to the youth. They need us, they’re the future,” Beal said while accepting his award, “It’s way bigger than basketball.”

Beal dedicates his time to travel to games for the Bradley Beal Elite AAU program to coach players from St. Louis.

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POWERplex will host more than 180 major sports tournaments and special events per year. The public-private partnership will include six major sports venues, 13 restaurants, hotels and more than a dozen sports-focused retail stores. Many of the venues will open early in 2020, with substantial completion of all the sports complexes ready by fall 2020.

POWERplex will be located at 5555 St. Louis Mills Boulevard