American Sports Builders Association

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New Indoor Floor Creates Buzz

The University of Oregon recently unveiled the design for the floor of its new Matthew Knight Arena. It's anything but typical of a basketball court, and has been getting plenty of play among sports writers. The design gives the impression of looking up through a forest of pines (a reference to the UO 1939 NCAA Championship basketball team nicknamed the 'Tall Firs,' according to a press release from the university.)

Fun facts on the new floor, according to the press release are as follows:

  • Floor is a Connor Sports Flooring Quicklock Portable Floor (also used for NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Championships)
  • It is 6,944 square feet of Northern Hard Maple that is from an FSC Certified Forest
  • There are 225 interlocking panels weighing approximately 45,000 total pounds

Source: University of Oregon


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