AMASA, Mi. – The official basketball court provider for the NCAA Final Four has been hard at work doing what it does best. With this year’s March Madness underway, Connor Sports built hardwood courts at all first and second round sites in Buffalo; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Orlando; Sacramento; Salt Lake City; Greenville, S.C.; and Tulsa, OK. It also installed courts at all men’s and women’s regional sites.
Connor Sports has built maple hardwood courts for 14 NBA teams and hundreds of NCAA universities and high schools. It has also designed more sports surfacing systems than anyone else.
The men’s Final Four basketball court has already been custom-made at Connor’s manufacturing plant in Amasa, Michigan, and it will be delivered and installed by Connor on March 24 at the University of Phoenix’ stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
“Connor Sports is again proud to play such a significant role in the magic of March Madness,” said Brandi Connolly, director of marketing, Gerflor USA, owners of Connor. “Our manufacturing and technical installation teams strive for continuous improvement and each year apply new methods and tactics to ensure that each court from Connor Sports will be the best surface for the student-athletes.”
Connor says its March Madness game courts contain over 110,000 square feet of 4,000 4x7-foot panels – weighing 188 pounds each for a total of over 150,000 pounds.
One of the company’s most popular courts is its Green Play flooring system. Green Play offers a resilient anchored floor system featuring a subfloor and cushion design that Connor says enhances play for athletic activities. The floor features maple flooring, recycled heavy-duty engineered polymer subfloor panels, recycled Rezill pads, 16 gauge anchor clips, steel anchors, sanding, sealers, finishes, game lines and a wall base.
Founded in 1872, Connor Sports was the first to manufacture modular sport surfaces for outdoor and indoor athletics. Connor Sports has 250 employees and two manufacturing sites in the United States.