Sixers Plan a Big Splash in Camden

Giant signs, helipad sought for new practice facility.

Since winning isn’t really on the agenda these days, the Sixers are finding other ways to put on a big show for fans. That showman’s mentality even extends to the new practice facility the team plans to build in Camden. The team wants giant signs and a helicopter landing pad installed in the new location.

The Courier-Post reports:

The team wants want a 4,000-square-foot sign — with letters up to nine feet high — atop the 65,000-square-foot office building, according to a notice for the upcoming meeting.

Plans also call for a 1,069-square-foot sign on the 64,700-square-foot practice facility. Both signs would require the board’s approval because they do not comply with zoning rules.

Similarly, a developer is also requesting the board’s OK for a helipad at the downtown site.

Camden’s planning board will consider the requests on Monday. The Sixers are receiving $82 million in incentives from the state of New Jersey to locate the team’s practice facility in Camden.