In case you’ve been itching to play basketball in a former historic church, Nike has gone ahead and made that dream a reality.
Now known as Nike’s “Just Do It Headquarters”, the company has converted Chicago’s Church of the Epiphany into a modern basketball facility.
The former Episcopal church has traded out pews and confessional booths for features such as weight rooms and a state-of-the-art basketball court.
Just Do It HQ has also kept some of its former tenants signature trimmings, decking out their courts with stained glass windows.
Located on the West Side of Chicago, the building will be available throughout the week to local high school and middle school leagues and will be open to the general public on Saturdays.
.@wnbachicagosky Nike Athletes Alaina Coates (@Aye_itslaylay), Allie Quigley (@alliequigley) & Courtney Vandersloot (@Sloot22) at THE CHURCH ⛪️🙏🏽🙌🏽 (@NikeChicago)#WNBAxNIKE #NIKExWNBA #TheChurch #JustDoIt #JustDoItHQ #NikeChicago pic.twitter.com/7lCqQIHJPa
— The Sky Show CHI (@TheSkyShowCHI) August 8, 2018
To welcome Just Do It HQ to the neighbourhood, Chicago Bulls icon Scottie Pippen even stopped by during one of the facility’s first days of operation for aspiring basketball icons.
Just Do It HQ is open to the public until the end of August, so register here to play amongst the gods.
Speaking of your favourite athletes popping up at unexpected venues, Conor McGregor watched the World Cup with Vladimir Putin.
All images via SneakerNews.