MAAC Unveils Court Design for 2020 Basketball Tournament in AC
On Wednesday, The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) unveiled their court design for the 2020 MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships coming to Atlantic City's Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall March 10th through 14th.
The court design, created by renowned Horner Flooring Company, includes the 2020 MAAC Basketball Championship logo along with the iconic Boardwalk Hall emblem, imprint of the famous The Wheel at Steel Pier, and the MAAC Championship trophy. This court also showcases the “Do AC” icon from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, along with the Boardwalk Hall and Hercules Tire logos. Hercules Tires is the official sponsor of the 2020 MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.
“Court designs have become much more intricate over the last several years and we wanted ours to be eye-catching and showcase the icons of Atlantic City,” MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor said. “Boardwalk Hall is an American institution and historic landmark. We are thrilled to give our players and coaches the opportunity to compete in the same arena that has featured Miss America, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and New Jersey legends Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. The Atlantic City region has been incredibly supportive and we are looking forward to a great tournament and a variety of activities.”
The court is stained with two different light brown colors plus grey at the top of the key just above the foul lane. The floor itself depicts the grains of a traditional hardwood floor; the out-of-bounds and team bench areas are solid black.
The court consists of 225 individual 4 x 8 foot panels which will be assembled inside Boardwalk Hall on Sunday March 8th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for the following day. Horner is a 125 year old company that has made the custom floors for the NBA All-Star game each of the last 26 years.
Tickets for the 2020 MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championship Tournament are on sale now at www.BoardwalkHall.com.
Checkout Atlantic City High School Graduate and MAAC Basketball Alumni Frank Turner conversation with Mike Gill on The Sports Bash, learn more about MAAC Basketball coming to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City: