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Hornets unveil beehive-themed playing court

Posted June 26, 2014

One week after releasing photos of their new uniforms, the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday unveiled a new playing court design for Time Warner Cable Arena.

— One week after releasing photos of their new uniforms, the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday unveiled a new playing court design for Time Warner Cable Arena. 

The floor features the team's primary logo at center court, has a beehive-themed cell-pattern stained in the wood and includes a teal border and purple free-throw lanes. 

Both baselines have the words "Charlotte Hornets" in the team's font, and the design includes Buzz City logos inside the three-point line on either end of the court. 

It also includes Novant Health logos in front of each bench as part of a partnership between the two organizations. 

“We are very excited to reveal the design of our playing floor to our fans,” Hornets Sports and Entertainment President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield said in a statement. “We believe the look represents our identity, from the cell pattern on the wood to the Buzz City logos to having the full ‘Charlotte Hornets’ on the baselines. We are also pleased to add the logo of our great partner Novant Health as they continue to find ways to make health care remarkable.”

The floor, which was manufactured by Cincinnati-based Robbins Sports Surfaces, is made up of more than 200 sectional panels. Each panel is 4 feet by 8 feet and weighs about 175 pounds. 

The floor is designed to enhance safety, as it will absorb about 60 percent of a player's impact energy, the team said.

The Hornets hold the Nos. 9 and 24 picks in the first round of the NBA Draft, which begins Thursday.

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  • Dana McCall Jun 26, 2014

    I like how the FT semicircle is not the same color as the lane. (HINT HINT, NCSU)

  • jmcdow2792 Jun 26, 2014

    Isn't hornets nest more appropriate than beehive and comb the proper term for behived-themed cell-patten? Just asking.

  • todmax Jun 26, 2014

    Anyone know if there are plans to convert the seats to the new Hornets colors as well?

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