#CourtsideStories with Connor Sports: Day 4 Recap - Exploration & Architecture

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Bells ring in Sevilla during #Spain2014

Exploration & Architecture

Architecture is at the core of each Connor Sports hardwood basketball court. For examples, the six QuickLock portable courts used at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Each system is comprised of wood, steel and padding to create the perfect balance of strength and resilience necessary for the world’s basketball elite to perform at the highest level. 

Granada - This passion for design drove our Granada team out exploring the architectural feat of the Alhambra, recognized as the best example of Islamic architecture in Spain. The palace and fortress complex was started in 889, rebuilt in the mid-11th century by the Moorish king Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. and converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. The palace shows how over time, advances in technology allowed the builders to make necessary improvements while keeping the same traditional look. We at Connor employ the same approach; taking the traditional looking surface of a maple hardwood court, but improving the way it plays through substructure innovation.

Grenada Palace


Sevilla - Three hours east in Sevilla, we took time to visit the Cathedral where the tomb of Christopher Columbus resides and you can look out from its bell tower and see the river he sailed down centuries ago on his way to America.  Our team is on a similar journey to discover the next generation of sports flooring. I mean, we pioneered the first floating wood system in 1951 and today we provide the first specially padded hardwood portable arena flooring for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. We look forward to continuing to explore new ways to improve player safety and experience moving forward.

Sevilla River - Exploring

Journeying on the Hardwood

Gran Canaria - from Korea keeping it close for the 1st thee quarters to Australia defeating Lithuania in a very tight game…the day was jam packed with basketball. And at the end of it all a very happy delegation from Mexico is eagerly awaiting tomorrow to see if Mexico can defeat Australia. 

Mexico fans in Gran Canaria

Bilbao -  the Ukraine team started the day off with a slight upset against the team from Turkey. Good rebound from losing their best player the day before. The USA team didn't mess around this time against the Kiwis of New Zealand, crushing their hopes with an easy victory. In the nightcap, the Wolfpack of Finland couldn't stop the quickness and bombers of the Dominican Republic. The 8,000 strong Finnish fans couldn't will their team to victory, losing by 6. 

Gary Gray from Connor Sports with the Wolfe Pack from Finland in #Spain2014

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