The former owner of the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Shock, William “Billy” Davidson is having a sports facility built in his honor. The William “Billy” Davidson Sport House is set to be built in the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park alongside the West Riverfront, in Detroit. The facility will have two open-air basketball courts that will be open to the public as well as another open space for a variety of other sports activities for the kids.
Mark Wallace, CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy said, “It will be a draw for youth from the city of Detroit and from the southeast Michigan region. This park will be like no other park anywhere in the world, and it will contribute to an increased quality of life for generations of Detroiters.”
The Sport House facility is said to be completed around 2023 and will have a raised canopy and skylight, however the naming of The Sport House will be announced during a fundraising event “Shimmer on the River” this Friday and Saturday night during the West Riverfront Block Party.