Connor Sport Court’s NCAA® Final Four® Court On Display At Stops in Houston
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Houston, Texas (PRWeb) March 22, 2011—The National Aeronautics and Space
Administration’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Visitor Center will be a stop on the Final Four Floor Tour on Thursday, March 24.
The Final Four Floor Tour features the 2011 playing surface of the Men’s NCAA Final Four
The truck carrying the Final Four surface will be at the LBJ Space Center Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to come and see the truck and sign the truck banner that will be travelling to Reliant Stadium. While at the Space Center visitors can sign the banner covering the court surface and receive Final Four memorabilia.
The court has made its way from Salt Lake City where the manufacturer of the playing surface, Connor Sport Court International, is headquartered. Stops honoring NCAA colleges and teams have been made along the way.
The playing court started its journey to fame from Connor Sports Flooring’s manufacturing plant in Amasa, Michigan. It then travelled to Idaho Falls where Connor’s finishing partner—United Services —put the final touches on the surface, including logos, color striping and the urethane top surface.
The court, a QuickLock™ portable system, was constructed by Connor especially for the NCAA Final Four. It is built from Northern Hardwood Maple in strict accordance with NCAA specifications. Connor Sport Court is a member of the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) and adheres to the stringent manufacturing guidelines of that organization.
To see a portable Connor court assembled and finished in quick-time action, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLD6fkrEs7A
“Connor Sport Court is proud of the role we play in the Final Four tournament” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of CSCI. “In total we provide 21 Connor Quicklock systems for the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Championships and nearly 80,000 square feet of Sport Court
The 2011 Men’s Final Four will be played April 2 and 4 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Connor Sport Court is also supplying the court for the 2011 Women’s Final Four which will take place April 3 and 5 at the Conseco Field House in Indianapolis.
Final Four Stop Schedule
Friday, March 18—“Sports Fair” at Connor Sport Court International headquarters in Salt Lake
Monday, March 21—Oklahoma State at Stillwater, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22—Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23—University of Texas at Austin, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 24— National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Visitor Center, Houston, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Friday, March 25—Installation in Reliant Stadium, Houston, time TBD.
For more details on the schedule please contact Kurt Kosmowski, 248-345-4360
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