New Thing #90: The Final Four Court

Depending on when you read this on Sunday, the college basketball season will be either at or very near its Final Four. A few years ago the NCAA went away from using the regular arena floors at each of its tournament sites and used the same NCAA-themed courts at all of the sites.

The only difference was that on the baselines you could read which city was hosting that group of games.

I always wondered whether they painted over the original floor or how they went about making all of those courts the same.

Earlier this week I came across a video that showed how it was done.

This is the company responsible (Connor Sports?) for creating the floor that will be reconstructed in Atlanta next week for the men's Final Four. I assume the process is similar for the other 20 (or however many) early-round sites.

I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did: