The NCAA has revealed the court design for the 2021 men’s basketball Final Four, which is set to take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 3 and 5.
The two-tone wood court features the Final Four logo at its center, which is surrounded by sublimated stars that mimic the Indiana state flag. The keys are light blue and bleed into the baseline, which includes the words “NCAA Final Four” on both ends.
The sidelines, meanwhile, feature the phrases “Indy 2021,” “The Road Ends Here,” “Equality” and “Unity” along with a light blue and black paintbrush texture. Both the baselines and sidelines have a gold paint splatter effect that are supposed to “capture the motion and energy of the game.”
Manufactured by Connor Sports, the court is made entirely from sugar maple trees from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is 70 feet by 140 feet, weighs roughly 37 tons and was installed following the conclusion of the Elite Eight on Tuesday night. It took roughly six hours from start to finish.
The 2021 Final Four will pit No. 1 seed Baylor against second-seeded Houston in the first of two games on Saturday, with No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga taking on 11th-seeded UCLA in the second matchup. Both games will be broadcast live on CBS starting at approximately 5 p.m.
The national championship, meanwhile, will tip off at 9 p.m. on Monday on CBS.
Photos courtesy of @FinalFour on Twitter.