Several images have hit the Internet, showing off the basketball court at the Brooklyn Nets' brand new Barclays Center, which boasts a herringbone pattern on the floor.
Nets.com's Ben Couch reported the details, including its pattern, which the team's CEO, Brett Yormark, trumpets as the team's attempt to develop a signature look, rivaling the surfaces at some of the league's most recognizable arenas.
Designed by the Brooklyn Nets' creative team and produced at Connor Sports Flooring Manufacturing Mill in Amasa, Mich., the court will officially debut November 1, when the Nets open the season against the Knicks. It consists of 240 panels each measuring 4-feet wide, 7-feet long and 185 pounds; they took two weeks to construct, utilizing specialized milled lumber. The court takes four hours to assemble. [...]
"The vision all along was to have something that was truly identifiable and unique and when people turned on their TVs at home, know they were in Brooklyn," Yormark said. "When you turn on the TV and you turn on a Celtics game and you look at that court, it's a parquet that has become very recognizable. We want this to be the same — it's our version of the parquet. I think it truly delivered against all of our expectations."