Thursday, March 21, 2013
Connor Sport Court International Celebrates 75 Years of March Madness with the Final Four Floor Tour
Source: Connor Sport Court
AMASA, MICHIGAN-March 20, 2013--Connor Sport Court International, the official floor of the NCAA Final Four, will transport the game floor from their manufacturing plant in Michigan to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta over a five-day period, while making tour stops at different universities along the way. Each tour stop will feature entertainment and activities, including a photo opportunity with a replica of center court, basketball shoot offs, free swag and more.
This year marks the eighth year that Connor Sport Court International
has produced the floor for the NCAA Final Four tournament and the fifth Final Four Floor Tour. Connor Sport Court International is proud to
celebrate 75 years of March Madness alongside the NCAA. "We look forward to participating in the NCAA Final Four every year," said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International." The Floor Tour has grown each year and we enjoy interacting with the enthusiastic basketball fans at each stop."
This year, the Final Four Floor Tour is scheduled to make the following stops:
* UTC Chattanooga-Monday, March 25th at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. located on UTC's Campus
* Dalton State-Monday, March 25th at 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. located on Center Campus
* Mercer-Tuesday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. located by Mercer's Athletic Complex
* CBA Sports-Wednesday, March 27th 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at CBA Sports Headquarters: 3115 Medlock Bridge Road Norcross, GA 30071
* Georgia State-Thursday, March 28th at 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. located on Gilmer Street near Hurt Park
* Arrival at Georgia Dome-Friday, March 29th at 8:00 a.m. located at the Georgia Dome
Connor Sport Court will also supply the court for the 2013 Women's Final Four on April 7-9, 2013.
Connor Sport Court builds the portable floor for installation at the Final Four venues each year. The NCAA Final Four courts for both men and
women are manufactured from the best premium hard maple. A few weeks prior to the Final Four tournament, the floor is constructed, inspected and then disassembled at the Amasa plant. The floor will then be sent to one of the company's finishing partners in Chattanooga, TN before the floor is loaded up for the tour and delivered to the Georgia Dome.
About Connor Sport Court International
Founded in1872, Connor Sport Court International has established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports. Hardwood used in the courts is from a renewable resource, with the U.S. growing six times more hardwood than is harvested each year. Sport Court is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Connor Sport Court International is proud to be the only sports surfacing company in the world that is independently audited and verified as "Zero Waste" and fully ISO 9001:2008 certified.