Connor Sport Court International 2014 Final Four Floor Tour on the Road to North Texas

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NCAA Official Court Builder Delivers the Final Four Floor

“We look forward to participating in the NCAA Final Four® tournament,” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court. “The annual Floor Tour has continued to gain fan interest each year with college basketball fans at each stop.

Connor Sport Court International (CSCI) is excited to again join the NCAA® in celebrating March Madness® by hosting the annual Final Four® Floor Tour March 24-28.

CSCI, the Official Court Builder of the NCAA Final Four®, will transport the Men’s Final Four game floor from their finishing partner United Services Inc. in Idaho Falls, ID to the AT&T Center in Dallas over a five-day period, while making fun-filled fan tour stops at different locations along the way. Each tour stop will feature entertainment basketball-themed activities for fans including a photo opportunity with a replica of the Final Four center court, basketball trivia and shooting contests and more.

This year marks the ninth year that CSCI has built the floors for the NCAA Final Four® Tournament and the sixth Final Four® Floor Tour.

“We look forward to participating in the NCAA Final Four® tournament every year,” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court. “The annual Floor Tour has continued to gain fan interest each year with college basketball fans at each stop.”

The 2014 Floor Tour is scheduled to make the following stops (all times are local time):

CSCI headquarters, Salt Lake City -Monday, March 24th 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Klyde Warren Park, Dallas – Wednesday, March 26th – Noon to 2 p.m.
Integrated Athletic Development, Carrollton, TX -Wednesday, March, 26th-3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Stockyard Stations, Fort Worth, TX -Thursday,-- March 27th – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Texas Christian (TCU) Fort Worth, TX -Thursday, March 27th –2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Arrival : AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX - Friday, March 28th 8 a.m.

Connor Sports will also supply the court for the 2014 Women’s Final Four® on April 6-8 in Nashville, and built, maintained or installed courts for the following 2014 conference tournaments: BIG TEN; SUMMIT; WAC; SEC;*-BIG EAST;*-PAC 12;* MAC; MWC; BIG 12 and the AAC. (* - Men’s and Women’s conference tournaments)

CSCI manufactures QuickLock® portable floors annually for installation at both the Men’s and Women’s Regionals and Final Four® tournament venues each year. Additionally, the NCAA uses nine Connor QuickLock Courts that are used for the 2nd and 3rd rounds of Tournament play that Connor services and installs annually.

The NCAA Final Four® courts for both men and women are manufactured from the best premium hard MFMA Maple. Prior to the Final Four ® tournament, the floor is manufactured and inspected at the CSCI plant in Amasa, MI. The floor panels are stacked, banded, and then loaded onto a trailer where it is sent to CSCI’s finishing partner, United Services Inc. in Idaho Falls, ID. The floor is then assembled, sanded, sealed and painted before being loaded for the tour and finally delivered to AT&T Stadium.

About Connor Sport Court International

More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Founded in 1872, Connor Sports floors have 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 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 and ISO 14001 certified.

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