We’ve seen pictures of progress on the exterior of the Brooklyn Nets’ new home, the Barclays Center, throughout construction. There have been sketches of what the interior was expected to look like and a few “leaked” pics floating around to hold us over until official photos became available.
Thanks to the Brooklyn’s newest sports franchise we now have those photos.
The Nets’ official website gives some additional info to go along with the pictures.
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,” [Nets CEO Brett] 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.”
Not much longer until November 1 when the dreams of many Brooklyn residents will be realized. Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, and company will be hooping on the fancy, new floor in a game that matters in the Eastern Conference standings while representing their city. Hopefully they, along with the rest of the team, can surpass expectations as the floor seems to have done to make the hefty team payroll money well spent.
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